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    Starkist lawsuit settled, do you want $25 or $50 in tuna?

    -Would you rather take home $25 in cash or $50 of tuna?

    People who bought StarKist tuna have that choice due to a class action lawsuit settlement. The customers claimed that StarKist put less tuna in their cans than advertised.

    The suit, filed in federal court in Oakland more than two years ago, charged that StarKist under-filled certain 5-ounce cans of chunk light tuna and solid white albacore tuna.

    Federal law requires 5 ounce cans to contain between 2.84-ounces and 3.23-ounces of tuna, depending on the type. The customers said StarKist cans were a little bit below those minimum requirements.

    StarKist did not admit fault but agreed to a settlement in which it will pay $8 million in cash and $4 million in vouchers to purchase StarKist tuna.

    Many people who purchased StarKist tuna will be getting notices of the settlement and the chance to make a choice between cash and tuna. But those who bought the tuna and don't get a notice can sign up for the settlement at a website. They don't need a receipt, but they will need to swear that they purchased the product...

    http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/27/news...na-settlement/

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    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    -Would you rather take home $25 in cash or $50 of tuna?

    People who bought StarKist tuna have that choice due to a class action lawsuit settlement. The customers claimed that StarKist put less tuna in their cans than advertised.

    The suit, filed in federal court in Oakland more than two years ago, charged that StarKist under-filled certain 5-ounce cans of chunk light tuna and solid white albacore tuna.

    Federal law requires 5 ounce cans to contain between 2.84-ounces and 3.23-ounces of tuna, depending on the type. The customers said StarKist cans were a little bit below those minimum requirements.

    StarKist did not admit fault but agreed to a settlement in which it will pay $8 million in cash and $4 million in vouchers to purchase StarKist tuna.

    Many people who purchased StarKist tuna will be getting notices of the settlement and the chance to make a choice between cash and tuna. But those who bought the tuna and don't get a notice can sign up for the settlement at a website. They don't need a receipt, but they will need to swear that they purchased the product...

    http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/27/news...na-settlement/
    I actually stopped buying their tuna for that reason..I noticed it had a lot of water and when drained was almost nothing...I was not aware of the lawsuit though...thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    Federal law requires 5 ounce cans to contain between 2.84-ounces and 3.23-ounces of tuna, depending on the type. The customers said StarKist cans were a little bit below those minimum requirements.
    All of these weird regulations befuddle me. I mean why not just say a 5oz can of tuna should have 5oz in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    All of these weird regulations befuddle me. I mean why not just say a 5oz can of tuna should have 5oz in it?

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