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StarKist Co. Reaches Settlement with DOJ

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- StarKist Co. today announced it will enter into a plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) bringing closure to a previously announced investigation that began in 2015 related to industry pricing practices.   

"StarKist is committed to being a socially responsible company and doing the right thing.  We have cooperated with the DOJ during the course of its investigation and accept responsibility," said Andrew Choe, President & CEO, StarKist Co.  "We will continue to conduct our business with the utmost transparency and integrity.   While this process is long-term in nature, we have addressed the necessary actions required in this plea agreement, including continuing to strengthen related compliance best practices."  

About StarKist Co.
StarKist Co. provides trusted, healthy, food products in the United States. An industry innovator, StarKist was the first brand to introduce StarKist single-serve pouch products, which include Tuna Creations®, Salmon Creations® and Chicken Creations™.  As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a tradition of quality, consumer trust and a commitment to sustainability. StarKist's charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.

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