May 15, 2019 | Fox Business
Bumble BeeOpens a New Window., Chicken of the Sea and StarKistOpens a New Window. were sued by American consumers who claimed the companies deceived customers into believing their tuna was captured through “dolphin-safe fishing practices,” according to a report.
The class actions filed with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco Monday stated the companies do not use safer practices to catch tuna that are more costly, Reuters reported. The class actions alleged the companies used techniques that killed or harmed dolphins calling the “dolphin-safe” labels on the canned tuna false. The consumers also alleged StarKist “violated federal racketeering law through its alleged dealings with foreign fishing companies.”