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Forever chemicals in cans of Bumble Bee Smoked Clams leads to recall

Forever chemicals have now been detected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Bumble Bee Smoked Clams. Though they were distributed nationwide, a “limited number” of Bumble Bee Smoked Clams were affected by this recall.


Recalled Products:

Bumble Bee Smoked Clams

3.75 ounces

UPC# 8660075234


We’ve been lobbying for some time now that as prevalent as forever chemicals are becoming, we should change the name to “forever and everywhere chemicals”. If it’s been a while since you read about forever chemicals, here’s a quick refresher. Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are commonly referred to as “forever chemicals”. They’ve been linked to everything from hormone disruption and decreased fertility, to liver damage and cancer.

More than a dozen PFAS chemicals are known to exist, and they’ve been identified in over 600 products from close to 100 various brands. Carpeting, furniture, food packaging, they’ve all been found to contain PFAS toxins. We come into contact with PFAS daily, they don’t degrade in the environment, and they’ve been detected in 97% percent of Americans according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The recalled Bumble Bee Shelled Clams were packaged in China, and distributed nationwide here in the United States. Bumble Bee is working with their manufacturer to determine the source of the forever chemicals. So far, no illnesses have been reported.

To read the full report on the recall from Fox Business, follow this link: