Bumble Bee has voluntarily recalled its 3.75-ounce cans of smoked mussels after tests by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed harmful levels of a class of chemicals known as PFAS, better known as “forever chemicals.”
According to the FDA, the recall only applies to 3.75-ounce boxes of Bumble Bee Smoked Clams with the UPC label 8660075234, which came from a third-party manufacturer in China.
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The mussels were distributed to “a limited number” retailers across the country, the FDA said, and no diseases have been reported.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a diverse group of man-made chemicals used in a wide range of consumer and industrial products, Bumble Bee explained in a press release.
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Studies have linked PFAS to increased cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and pregnancy poisoning in pregnant women, developmental effects, reduced immune response, changes in liver function and increased risk of cancer.
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So far, no diseases have been reported related to the smoked mussels, which are sold all over the United States.
This recall does not involve any other Bumble Bee products, and the company said it is working with the manufacturer in China to investigate and resolve the issue.