McCain Foods recalls McCain Hash Browns because they may contain small pieces of plastic

30 May 2019

McCain Foods is recalling McCain Hash Browns because they may contain small pieces of plastic. The presence of plastic makes this product unsafe to eat. Only product produced between the times 12:00 - 23:59 with the batch code W25032019 are affected.

Product details

McCain Hash Browns

Pack size 625g
Batch code W25032019 12:00 to 23:59
Best before end date: September 2020

No other McCain Foods products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

The product may contain small pieces of plastic which makes it unsafe to eat.

Action taken by the company

McCain Foods is recalling the above product. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-24-2019