StarKist settlement lets consumers choose between cash or tuna

Consumers who purchased certain StarKist canned tuna products between 19 February 2009 and 31 October 2014 are now permitted to take advantage of a settlement recently reached by the prominent U.S. producer.

A class-action lawsuit that claimed StarKist was under-filling its five-ounce cans by a few tenths of an ounce was settled out of court, with StarKist admitting no fault. As a result, residents of the United States who bought any of the following products during the timeframe specified above are welcome to file a claim. The products in question include:

  • Chunk Light Tuna in Water
  • Chunk Light Tuna in Oil
  • Solid White in Water
  • Solid White in Oil

Consumers can obtain either USD 25 (EUR 22) in cash or USD 50 (EUR 44) in tuna courtesy of the settlement. Interested parties have been instructed to visit and fill out a form; no receipts necessary. Those who fill out the form must admit that, on penalty of perjury, they purchased at least one can of the above StarKist tuna products. Consumers will finish filing claims on 20 November 2015, the listed deadline on the site.


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