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The Heart-Check Mark on Starkist Tuna

Class Action

The Heart-Check Mark on Starkist Tuna

In April 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Starkist Co. for allegedly making consumers believe that its tuna products are healthier than its competitors by placing the American Heart Association Heart-Check Mark on labels without disclosing that the Heart-Check Mark is a paid endorsement. (Warner et al v. Starkist Co., Case No. 18-cv-406, N.D.N.Y.)

For more information of TINA.org’s coverage of the Heart-Check Mark, click here.


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Starkist Tuna’s Dolphin Safe Representations

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Starkist Tuna’s Dolphin Safe Representations

In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Starkist for allegedly misleadingly labeling its tuna products as being “Dolphin Safe” when, according to plaintiffs, dolphins and other marine life…

StarKist Tuna

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StarKist Tuna

October 2018: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s approval of the settlement. October and November 2016: The class representative and several objectors filed Notices of Appeal…

Cans of Starkist Tuna

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Cans of Starkist Tuna

April 2018: This case was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled., the reasons for which have not been…


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