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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...
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...

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