Two places to look for information about a Starkist tuna recall are the “Media Press/Releases” section at Starkist.com and FoodSafety.gov in the “See Recent Recalls” section. Neither site lists a recall on Starkist tuna as of Sept. 15, 2015.
Besides newspaper, radio and television news reports, under federal law, official notices about food and other product recalls must also be available at grocery stores and other retail outlets. In addition, such notices are picked up online from many other watchdog services in addition to government and manufacturers’ sites.
Although Starkist has not issued a recall on any of its tuna products, the company is in the news because of a class action lawsuit alleging that Starkist sold underfilled cans of tuna from Feb. 19, 2009, through Oct. 31, 2014. According to “Would You Rather Take Home $25 in Cash or $50 of Tuna?” Starkist must pay out $8 million in cash and $4 million in vouchers for free tuna to consumers after a federal court found that some 5-ounce cans of tuna – required to contain between 2.84 ounces and 3.23 ounces of tuna depending on type – were in fact under weight. For more information about the class action settlement and how to file a claim, visit TunaLawsuit.com.