No reports of illnesses have been issued
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall on a specific SKU of smoked clams. After FDA testing found detectable levels of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) chemicals.
However, the product, sent nationwide to a limited number of retailers, has not caused any illnesses reported for the moment. The recalled product comes from a third-party manufacturer in China.
Consequently, the company is working with the third-party manufacturer in China to further investigate and resolve this matter. Through a statement, it has confirmed that this recall does not involve any other Bumble Bee products.
To clarify, PFAS substances are a diverse group of human-made chemicals that we can find in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Some studies suggest associations between PFAS exposure and several health outcomes including but not limited to increased cholesterol levels, increases in high blood pressure, and pre-eclampsia in pregnant women.
Also, developmental effects decrease the immune response, change liver function, and increase certain types of cancer.
About The Bumble Bee Seafood Company
The Bumble Bee Seafood Company aims to deliver delicious, healthy, and affordable food to consumers. While working hard to find new ways to protect the ocean and those that rely on it.
The company aims to connect the world to the ocean. By redefining sourcing, producing, and enjoying products from and inspired by the ocean.
Bumble Bee’s full line of seafood and specialty protein products are available in the U.S., Canada, and over 50 markets globally. Under leading brands including Bumble Bee®, Anova®, Brunswick®, Clover Leaf®, Snow’s®, Wild Selections®, and Beach Cliff®.
Last month, the company launched its 2022 Seafood Future Report. It showed a variety of strategic partnerships to protect the oceans and the people who rely on them for their livelihoods.