Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea, StarKist sued over claims of ‘dolphin-safe’ tuna product

May 15, 2019 | Daily News

Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee and StarKist are being sued by American consumers alleging the trio of tuna brands misled customers into believing they net their product through “dolphin-safe fishing practices.”

A class action lawsuit filed Monday with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco accuses all three companies of relying on fishing techniques that kill or harm dolphins — as opposed to costlier options that are safe for the underwater mammals, Reuters reported.

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Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea, StarKist sued by US consumers over ‘dolphin-safe’ tuna claims: report

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.”

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Consumers sue Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea, StarKist over ‘dolphin-safe’ tuna claims

May 15, 2019 | NBC News

U.S. consumers sued Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist, accusing the country’s three major packaged-tuna brands of deceiving them into thinking their tuna is caught only through “dolphin-safe” fishing practices.

The proposed class actions filed on Monday said the defendants employ fishing techniques that kill or harm dolphins, and do not always use safer, costlier pole-and-line and other methods used by such rivals as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

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U.S. consumers sue Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea, StarKist over ‘dolphin-safe’ tuna claims

May 14, 2019 | Reuters

(Reuters) – U.S. consumers sued Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist, accusing the country’s three major packaged-tuna brands of deceiving them into thinking their tuna is caught only through “dolphin-safe” fishing practices.

The proposed class actions filed on Monday said the defendants employ fishing techniques that kill or harm dolphins, and do not always use safer, costlier pole-and-line and other methods used by such rivals as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

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