COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Borden Inc. is recalling some cans of Snow's brand chopped clams from nine states because the clams were underprocessed and could cause illness, company officials said Friday.

Also, All American Gourmet Co. recalled three varieties of a new frozen stir-fry meal called Quick Stirs from stores in 17 states because pieces of clear plastic were discovered in some meals.

Borden said in a statement that a small number of the 6.5-ounce cans marked ''DEC 94, 2356Q'' were underprocessed and as a result aren't sterile. The company said it hadn't received any reports of illness.

The recall is effective in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey. Consumers can return cans to the stores where they were purchased for refunds, or call 1-800-848-1221 for more information, the company said.

The Orange, Calif.-based manufacurer of Quick Stirs recalled all 11-ounce bags of ''Oriental Vegetables and Noodles with Chicken,'' ''Fettucini with Chicken and Herb Sauce'' and ''Shrimp Scampi and Vegetables with Linguini.''

The products were sold in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

The pieces of plastic came from a pasta supplier who had a production line problem, said Linda Eatherton, spokeswoman for Kraft General Foods in Illinois, the company's parent. No injuries were reported.

Consumers should return the bags to the stores where they were purchased for refunds or mail the proof-of-purchase to The All American Gourmet Company Consumer Response Center, P.O. Box 14094, Orange, CA, 92613.