California company recalls imported clams due to presence of PFAS

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Crown Prince Inc. is recalling 3-ounce cans of Crown Prince Natural Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil because FDA testing found detectable levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

There were no reported illnesses when the company’s recall notice was posted.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a diverse group of synthetic chemicals used in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. PFAS do not break down easily and some types have been shown to accumulate in the environment and in the human body.

Exposure to certain types of PFAS has been associated with serious health effects including, but not limited to, increased cholesterol levels, increased high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, developmental effects, decreased immune response, changes in liver function. , and the increase in certain types of cancer.

The Crown Prince decided to issue the recall after learning of the test results from the Food and Drug Administration.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide through health food stores, grocery stores and online retailers. Consumers can identify the product by looking for the following information on the label:

Crown Prince Natural Smoked Clams in Olive Oil
Product of China
3 ounce can
Can UPC – 0 73230 00853 5

If consumers have any of these products in their homes, they are asked to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact Crown Prince at 800-447-2524, or contact customer service at [email protected]

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