Starkist is Now Korean and Packaging Farmed Tuna from China-Truth! & Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that warns that Starkist, the tuna company, is owned by Korea and alleges that their tuna may be farm raised in China.
The parent company of Starkist is the Dongwon Group based out of Seoul, South Korea but their tuna does not come from fisheries in China. This eRumor appears to be a new variation to the do not eat tilapia warning that went viral on the Internet in late 2013.
The company’s website said that the Starkist US Headquarters is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They also have facilities in Pago Pago, American Samoa as well as Guayaquil, Ecuador.
According to the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Starkist website, “all of StarKist’s tuna is wild-caught. The majority of the tuna StarKist obtains is from the Pacific Ocean and the Western Atlantic fisheries. We do not use farm-raised tuna.”
Related eRumors also posted on TruthOrFiction.Com:
Don’t Eat Tilapia Because it Comes From China