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Cannery workers at the StarKist gate.
Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata believes that justice must be served in the court proceedings of StarKist, but that the people of American Samoa who rely on the cannery must be treated justly as well. In a three-hour court hearing on June 17th, Department of Justice prosecutors...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Co., which operates StarKist Samoa in the territory, has lent support to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) proposed rule that would expand the definition of "variety”, saying “it would provide small format retailers with greater flexibility to stock healthy,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The US Justice Department is asking a federal judge to “reject” StarKist Co’s  “attempt to escape punishment for the crime it committed” and to uphold a proposed $100 million fine, as cited in a plea agreement between the parties for the company’s participation in the...
StarKist Tuna can with dolphin safe labeling
San Francisco, CA — In the midst of dealing with numerous price-fixing lawsuits, Bumble Bee Foods, Chicken of the Sea, and StarKist now face class-action complaints over the “Dolphin-Safe” claims on their tuna products. While Lion Capital-owned Bumble Bee, Thai Union-owned Chicken of the Sea, and...
StarKist Tuna Creations flavor pouches
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government of Ecuador has petitioned the federal government for inclusion of its tuna in foil pouch products for free-duty treatment for export to the U.S. arguing — among other things — that StarKist can’t produce large amounts due to lack of land availability in...
Aerial view of Starkist canning plant in American Samoa
Honolulu, HAWAII — When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a $6.5 million settlement with Starkist Co. to resolve alleged environmental regulations at its tuna processing facility in American Samoa in 2018, it seemed the tuna company would clean up its act. Unfortunately, that’s...
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San Diego, CA — Thai Union Group’s US shelf-stable operation has reached an agreement with some of its biggest customers, retailer Target and broadline distributors US Foods and Sysco, resolving lawsuits that had alleged the companies had been damaged by the canner's price-fixing. According to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale has shared with senators some background information on the Guest Worker Permit program law, which Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga reactivated on Jan. 11th as StarKist Samoa encountered early this month a “severe and acute absenteeism...
StarKist workers enter the canning plant in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa, with more than 2,000 workers, is scheduled to resume production today, after its two-week annual end of the year holiday shut down. At the same time, all public and the majority of private school students return to class today, which means busy early...
StarKist workers enter the canning plant in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Inc., has delayed the transition of its California operations to American Samoa, as the cannery continues to review satisfactory solutions to federal regulatory challenges faced by its business in the territory, as well as the uncertainty of the federal tax...

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