StarKist Co. Media Statement
PITTSBURGH, PA, (September 11, 2019) – StarKist Co. today announced that in United States District Court, Northern District of California, it was sentenced by the Honorable Edward M. Chen to pay a fine of $100 million for its role in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ)’s packaged tuna price-fixing investigation. This sentence brings to an end StarKist’s involvement in the DOJ’s investigation and resolves all outstanding criminal antitrust issues for the company.
“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. We have addressed the necessary actions required in this agreement and we will continue 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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