Food & Drink

Rubber found in freeze-dried breakfast hash

Everybody knows just-add-water foods can feel rubbery in your mouth. That doesn’t make it acceptable for the food to actually contain rubber.

Which is why OFD Foods recalled pouches of Mountain House Freeze Dried Spicy Southwest Breakfast Hash. An OFD employee found pieces of rubber in the product on Monday.

The pouches, with pouch code No. 3253174 and a Best By date of December, 2046, were sold nationwide in stores and on the Internet. Customers should toss the pouches or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

The rate of not-food-in-food recalls slowed in late April after such mismatches as golf balls in hash browns and bats in salads caused six recalls in just over a month. But this is June’s third such FDA or USDA announced recall.

Last week, Star Snacks recalled eight-ounce bags of Southern Grove Cashew Halves and Pieces with Sea Salt after some customers reported glass in the nuts.

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Neal, David - Miami

On June 2, P&S Bakery recalled 5.25-oz. clear plastic wrapped packages of Gia Russa Double Stuffed Pepperoni Roll Pepperoni & Mozzarella because clear meat casing might be in the product.

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Neal, David - Miami

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal