“Far-reaching price-fixing conspiracy” and “canned tuna” are not concepts that you might normally connect with each other. It turns out, though, that the U.S. Department of Justice is conducting a multi-year investigation into price-fixing and other wrongdoing in the packaged seafood industry, which is a real thing that is happening. [More]
With canned tuna in the news due to a recent recall of Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea tuna, a few readers remembered the can under-filling class action that they filed claims in last year. One reader pointed out that it’s been a few months: shouldn’t the checks and free tuna vouchers be coming soon? Well… no. Not yet. [More]
Only hours after Bumble Bee announced a recall of more than 31,000 cases of canned tuna that may be spoiled, we’ve learned that 107,000 cans of Chicken of the Sea are being recalled for the same reason. [More]
UPDATE: Bumble Bee, Chicken Of The Sea Tuna Recalled Because Cans Shouldn’t Be Spoiled Before You Buy Them
UPDATE: Hours after Bumble Bee announced the recall of thousands of cases of canned tuna, another popular brand of canned tuna has been recalled for the same reason. [More]
The amount of tuna packaged into small circular containers is once again at the center of a consumer lawsuit. This time the $5 million complaint revolves around allegedly under-filled cans of Safeway-branded tuna. [More]
Raw seafood might be delicious, but there’s always that chance that it could make you sick: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that while it hasn’t conclusively determined the cause of a recent salmonella outbreak that’s spread to nine states and infected up to 53 people, it could be linked to sushi made with raw tuna.
Two-and-a half years after a worker at a Bumble Bee Foods cannery died inside a pressure cooker at the factory, official charges have been filed against the company and two of its employees f.
Great news if you can’t tell the difference Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee, two of the major tuna brands that you’re likely to see on the shelf at your local grocery store. Pending regulator approval, the two brands will combine into one as the owner of Chicken of the Sea, Thai Union Frozen Products PCL, recently announced that it plans to acquire Bumble Bee [More]
The tuna recall train keeps rolling on, with Bumble Bee expanding its earlier recall of some Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products over concerns about improperly sealed cans. The entire list of recalled Bumble Bee products is available at FDA.gov. Details on an expanded similar Chicken of the Sea recall can be found here.
One day after Bumble Bee announced a recall on some of its canned tuna products because the cans’ seals might not be up to snuff, the makers of Chicken of the Sea tuna have issued a similar recall. See all the recall details at FDA.gov.
When you buy canned tuna, you’re generally working under the assumption that the can has been sealed properly. But the folks at Bumble Bee say that may not be the case for some of its Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products. [More]
Consumerist reader J.L. is quite observant, and that’s a good thing — otherwise nine months from now he could’ve ended up eating tuna that was seven months past its “best by” date. See, he bought three of those “Lunch to Go” packs from Starkist, the kind with tuna, crackers, a spoon and a mint included. On the outside of the package was one best by date, but on the actual tuna it was a whole other story. [More]
It isn’t just Los Angeles that is having a problem with mislabeled fish — a new study that tested seafood on menus, at grocery stores and in fancy specialty shops in New York City says plenty of the fish offerings there are frequently misidentified. So while you might think you’re ordering up a nice slab of red snapper, it could just be a regular old piece of tialpia. That kind of mislabeling and misrepresentation could also lead to plenty of health problems, say researchers. [More]
The family of a 62-year-old employee of Bumble Bee Foods wants people to remember how hard he worked to support his family and the pride he took in his lawn, and not the tragic and horrible way that he died on the job. That’s completely understandable, but it’s hard to ignore the man’s death, an industrial nightmare.