Crown Prince, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil Due to the Presence of Detectable Levels of PFAS Chemicals - 7/20/22

Company Announcement Date:

July 15, 2022

FDA Publish Date:

July 15, 2022

Product Type:

Food & Beverages

Reason for Announcement:

Detectable levels of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

Company Name:

Crown Prince

Brand Name:

Crown Prince

Product Description:

Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil

CROWN PRINCE, INC. is recalling 3 oz. canned Crown Prince Natural Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil because FDA testing found detectable levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

No illnesses have been reported to date from this product.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a diverse group of human-made chemicals used in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. PFAS do not easily break down and some types have been shown to accumulate in the environment and in our bodies. Exposure to certain types of PFAS have been linked to serious health effects, including but not limited to, increased cholesterol levels, increases in high-blood pressure, pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, developmental effects, decreases in immune response, changes in liver function, and increases in certain types of cancer.

Crown Prince decided to issue the recall out of an abundance of caution after learning of the test results from FDA.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide to natural food stores, grocery stores and online retailers. Details of the recalled product are listed below:

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

If consumers have any of this product in their homes, they are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Crown Prince at 1-800-447-2524 between 7:30 am – 4:00 pm PDT, Monday-Friday, or contact customer service at


* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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