Tag Archives: Chicken of the Sea

Tuna producers up to something fishy as they face conspiracy allegations

Executives of the most popular tuna brands in the U.S. — Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee and StarKist — conspired regularly to keep prices high for consumers with a taste for one of America’s favourite sandwich ingredients, according to criminal and civil court records updated this week. A typical can of tuna today costs about $1.50 and the U.S. Department of Justice says that price may be the result of price fixing by Thai, South Korean and U.S. seafood dealers, while major retailers are suing alleging they’ve been ripped off. The U.S. government began investigating criminal price fixing between the three companies more than two years ago. Together the companies supply about 80 per cent of the $1.7 billion of canned tuna sold annually in the United States, according to the court records. Following up, Walmart and other top retailers filed civil lawsuits. Click here to read the story 17:14

Tuna Recall: ‘Life-Threatening’ Contamination Fear Forces Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea into Recall

20160356eb01415ad1aA nationwide tuna recall for potential “life-threatening” contamination includes the popular Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea brands, the FDA reports today. Deviations from the standard commercial sterilization process that occurred in a co-pack facility in California not owned or operated by the tuna companies forced the recall. These deviations could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to “life-threatening illness if consumed,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A total of 31,579 Bumble Bee cases (six cans per case) produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally are included in the recall. Read the rest here, and spread it around 15:48

“Ask Any Mermaid You Happen to See…” Whats her name? Catalina the Mermaid from Chicken of the Sea!

Chicken of the Sea Picks Name for Its Mermaid after 60 Years of Anonymity . Today, though, she finally swims home with her own name. After seafood fans submitted more than 49,000 entries in a nationwide contest to christen the brand’s beloved icon — and earn a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize — one perfect name floated to the top: Catalina. Read more here  reuters.com  06:55