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StarKist employees entering the canning plant in American Samoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the decision by a federal court judge in San Francisco to sentence StarKist Co., to a fine of $100 million “is unsettling for me, given the potential adverse impact on its proposed production capacity expansion” for its StarKist Samoa plant...
Starkist products on display at Safeway, Seattle, US, September 2016.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday ordered StarKist Co. to pay a $100 million fine in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry’s top three companies. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company was also sentenced to 13 months of probation. The...
Photo of Chicken of the Sea canned tuna
Washington, D.C. — Chicken of the Sea International (COSI), producer of Chicken of the Sea canned tuna, is recommending that the federal American Samoa Economic Development Credit (ASEDC) “should be left to expire permanently”, as it benefits only StarKist Inc., COSI’s major competitor. At the same...
Tri Marine logo
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — Renato Curto, the long-time CEO of Tri Marine, could wind up testifying at the trial of Chris Lischewski about an email he sent in 2012 which, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) alleges, implicates the long-time Bumble Bee Foods top executive in price-fixing canned tuna...
Cans of StarKist Light Chunk Tuna
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — Based on records with the federal court in San Francisco, US District Court Judge Edward M. Chen is “inclined” to impose the $100 million criminal fine - as agreed in the plea agreement — against StarKist Co., whose sentencing hearing has been continued to later next...
StarKist Tuna can with dolphin safe labeling
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — US Justice Department contends that StarKist Co., can sell a portion of its $154 million interest in Techpack Solution Inc., to pay its $100 million criminal fine, under a plea agreement for the company’s participation in a conspiracy to fix the price of canned tuna in...
StarKist Tuna can with dolphin safe labeling
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “StarKist tuna, however, is not dolphin-safe. Nor is it sustainably sourced. Defendants’ dolphin-safe representations are false, misleading, and/or deceptive,” according to the plaintiffs in their amended 91-page “class action complaint” against StarKist and its owner,...
Cans of StarKist Light Chunk Tuna
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — As a California court mulls how much to fine US tuna canner StarKist & Co for engaging in price-fixing, the company claims it can't sell its $155 million stake in a South Korean bottle maker to help it pay a penalty that could stretch to $100m. StarKist, which is...
StarKist workers enter the canning plant in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa Inc. will shut down production next week for its annual July maintenance — as the cannery prepares to host an annual marine resources summer course for high school students. Some cannery workers and their families told Samoa News about the StarKist shut...
Aerial view of Starkist canning plant in American Samoa
San Francisco, CA — In the latest revelation that came during the U.S. District Court of Northern California hearing to discuss StarKist’s fine for pleading guilty to fixing the prices of canned tuna it sold in the United States between 2011 and 2013, StarKist counsel Niall Lynch acknowledged the...

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