August 17th is StarKist Samoa Day in American Samoa!

Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has proclaimed August 17 as StarKist Samoa Day in honor of the cannery’s 50 years of service to American Samoa. In his proclamation, Lolo detailed the history of StarKist’s presence in the territory, from when it was a part of H.J. Heinz Company in 1963 to its acquisition by Del Monte Foods in 2002 to the time it was bought by Dongwon Industries in 2008. He said Starkist Samoa has become the single largest producing tuna cannery in the world.

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