Trader Joe’s accused of skimping on canned tuna

January 8, 2016 by

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.


Steve Larson
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