May 26, 2024

FDA Warns Against Red’s Best Illegally Harvested Chopped Clams

The FDA is warning restaurants not to serve Red's Best illegally harvested chopped clams for food safety reasons. Restaurants and food retailers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island may have purchased the clams. It is possible that the chopped clams may have been distributed to other states as well. The FDA is waiting for more information on the distribution of these chopped clams. The clams are labeled as #331 and #333, with shuck dates of 23/331 and 23/333. They were illegally harvested from prohibited waters in Massachusetts on November 25, 2023 and November 26, 2023. Clams that are illegally harvested may be contaminated with human pathogens, toxic compounds, or poisonous substances and can cause illness if eaten, even if they have been cooked. Clams are … [Read more...]

Crown Prince Smoked Baby Clams Recalled For PFAS Chemicals

Crown Prince Smoked Baby Clams are being recalled because they contain detectable levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that can cause serious health problems, according to FDA test results. The FDA recently released results about PFAS in seafood, stating that clams imported from China were a particular concern. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Crown Prince, Inc. PFAS are man made chemicals that are used in consumer and industrial products. They can accumulate in the environment and in the human body. Exposure to these chemicals is linked to increased cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, development effects, decreases in immune response, … [Read more...]

Bumble Bee Smoked Clams Recalled For PFAS Chemicals

Bumble Bee Smoked Clams are being recalled because they have detectable levels of PFAS chemicals. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are man-made chemicals used in consumer and industrial products that can accumulate in the body and in the environment, which is how clams and other types of seafood become contaminated. The recall was issued after the company was informed about FDA test results. There are associations between PFAS exposure and human health problems including developmental effects, decreases in immune response, changes in liver function, increases in certain types of cancer, increased cholesterol levels, increases in high blood pressure, and increases in preeclampsia in pregnant women. Children are more susceptible to problems with these types of compounds. No … [Read more...]

FDA Results on PFAS in Seafood; Canned Clams From China A Concern

FDA results on PFAS in seafood were released yesterday, with the finding that the percentage of seafood samples with detectable PFAS were higher than the general food supply obtained from FDA's Total Diet Study. Canned clams imported from China were a particular concern. PFAS are per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which include perfluorooctanoic acid acid (PFOA). Exposure to that chemical is associated with developmental effects, reduced immune response, changes to liver function, and increases in some types of cancer. Seafood may be at increased risk for PFAS contamination from the environment. This "limited survey" was conducted as a first step to see if that agency needs to conduct a more targeted or larger study on PFAS ┬áin seafood. Eighty-one samples of clams, cod, … [Read more...]

La Stimpson’s Surf Clams Recalled For Possible Botulism

La Stimpson's Surf Clams are being recalled in Canada for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. This pathogen produces the toxin botulism, which can be deadly. The clams were sold at the Moncton Fish Market in Moncton, New Brunswick. The brand of the product is Moncton Fish Market. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalled item is Moncton Fish Market La Stimpson's Surf Clams that are packaged in 153 gram glass jars. There is no UPC number on the label. All jars that were sold unrefrigerated are included in this recall. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspeciotn Agency's inspection activities. A food safety investigation has been started, which may lead to the recall of more products. If … [Read more...]

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