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Lawsuit settled: StarKist consumers net cash, voucher

NEW YORK_If you purchased a 5-ounce can of StarKist tuna between February 9, 2009, and October 31, 2014, you may be entitled to cash or a tuna voucher.

A class action lawsuit was filed against StarKist by customers who claimed they put less tuna than advertised in their cans more than two years ago. The lawsuit claimed the 5-ounce cans of chunk light tuna and solid white albacore, in water or oil, was filled with less than the 2.84 ounces and 3.23 ounces, depending on the type, as required by federal law.

StarKist did not admit any fault, but they did agree to a settlement in which they will pay $8 million in cash and $4 million in StarKist vouchers. Those who purchased the tuna will be getting a notice of the settlement and the option between $25 in cash and $50 in a voucher for StarKist tuna. Those who purchased the tuna and did not receive a notice can sign up here.

The class action lawsuit says you are a class member if you purchased one of the following between February 19, 2009, and October 31, 2014:

  • one or more 5 oz. can of Chunk Light Tuna in Water,
  • one or more 5 oz. can of Chunk Light Tuna in Oil,
  • one or more 5 oz. can of Solid White Tuna in Water, or
  • one or more 5 oz. can of Solid White Tuna in Oil (collectively, the "StarKist Products")
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