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Are those golf balls in the potatoes? A recall says hash browns may be tainted

Harris Teeter Southern Style Hash Browns, sold in Florida, seven other states and the District of Columbia, have been recalled.
Harris Teeter Southern Style Hash Browns, sold in Florida, seven other states and the District of Columbia, have been recalled.

McCain Foods recalled two brands of its frozen Southern Style Hash Browns because they might have too much in common with golf balls.

As in there might be pieces of the putted in the potatoes.

McCain is recalling Harris Teeter Southern Style Hash Browns and Roundy’s Southern Style Hash Browns, both sold in two-pound bags, after finding the products “may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials, that despite our stringent supply standards may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product,” the recall notice said.

No explanation was given how this happened.

Of course, this recall touches the state that’s home to the Professional Golf Association headquarters, and half of PGA Tour players. Florida’s where “Caddyshack” was filmed, and where it’s dubbed on some license plates as the “Golf Capital of the World.”

Florida is one of seven states where the Harris Teeter brand was distributed. The other places where you might find a golf ball after a slice on the course or on your plate of Harris Teeter are Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

The Roundy’s brand went only to Marianos, Metro Market, and Pick ‘n Save supermarkets in Illinois and Wisconsin.

The recalled bags were produced Jan. 19 and have a production code of B170119. McCain requests consumers throw away the frozen hash browns or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

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

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