StarKist Donates to Heart-Health Campaign


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
February 3, 2008

StarKist will donate 10 cents to the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign for every pouch of tuna it sells in February, an initiative that's projected to raise up to $350,000 to help fight heart disease.

Owned by San Francisco food giant Del Monte, StarKist announced its partnership with the AHA on Friday. Tuna is among the fish species high in heart-protective omega-3 fatty acids.

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for both U.S. women and men. About one-third of deaths are attributed to cardiovascular disease, and about 80 million Americans have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, according to the AHA, which recommends that adults and children eat fish at least twice week.

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