StarKist Tuna is the name of a brand of tuna that is produced by StarKist Co., based on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, is a former American company, now wholly owned by Dongwon Industries of South Korea. It was purchased by Dongwon from the once large American food manufacturer, Del Monte Foods, on June 24, 2008, for slightly more than $300 million.
In August 2015, StarKist settled a class-action lawsuit claiming that the company was guilty of deliberately "under-filling" five-ounce cans of tuna. Earlier that same month, StarKist was sued, accused of colluding with Bumble Bee Foods and Chicken of the Sea to fix prices.
- "Lawsuit alleges StarKist colluded over prices; Ansys reports dip in profits; Arnet steps aside at Women and Girls Foundation". Pittsburgh Star Gazette. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
- Del Monte Sells StarKist Unit to S. Korean Company, The New York Times, June 24, 2008
- "Lawsuit filed against StarKist after company allegedly underfilled tuna cans". Fox Four Kansas City. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
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