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Food Recall Warning - McCain brand Hashbrowns recalled due to pieces of plastic

Recall date:
October 24, 2014
Reason for recall:
Extraneous Material
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
McCain Foods (Canada)
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, October 24, 2014 - McCain Foods (Canada) is voluntarily recalling McCain brand Hashbrowns from the marketplace due to possible plastic contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
McCain Hashbrowns 900 g Lot Code F40822 and Batch Code 1000879725 0 55773 00080 1

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.


This recall was triggered by the company. McCain Foods (Canada) is voluntarily recalling the potentially affected product from the marketplace.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

McCain Foods (Canada): 1-888-530-4333

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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