Trader Joe’s accused of skimping on canned tuna

Posted on: January 8th, 2016 by Steve Larson
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Fotolia fishA class action lawsuit in New York accuses Trader Joes of putting less tuna in its cans than it says on the label. According to the suit, Trader Joe’s 5 ounce cans of tuna actually contain less than 3 ounces of tuna. Tests showed that 5-ounce cans of Trader Joe’s tuna contained an average of only 2.61 ounces of pressed tuna.

The particular products affected by the lawsuit are:

(i) 5-ounce canned Trader Joe’s Albacore Tuna in Water Salt Added,

(ii) 5-ounce canned Trader Joe’s Albacore Tuna in Water Half Salt,

(iii) 5-ounce canned Trader Joe’s Albacore Tuna in Water No Salt Added,

(iv) 5-ounce canned Trader Joe’s Albacore Tuna in Olive Oil Salt Added,

(v) 5-ounce canned Trader Joe’s Skipjack Tuna in Water With Sea Salt, and

(vi) 5-ounce canned Trader Joe’s Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil Solid Light.