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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: StarKist Co.
Current Parent CompanyDongwon Group
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Penalty: $1,100,000
Year: 2012
Date: August 3, 2012
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: consumer protection violation
Violation Description: Bumble Bee Foods, Tri-Union Seafoods (which markets Chicken of the Sea) and StarKist agreed to pay $3.3 million to District Attorneys in Marin, Riverside and San Diego counties to resolve allegations that they failed to meet federal standards relating to the amount of fish in their cans of tuna. The announcement did not specify how much each company would pay. Here we assume the total was divided equally among the three.
Level of Government: local
Action Type: agency action
Agency: California Multi-Jurisdiction Case
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: California
Facility County: multi-county
HQ Country of Current Parent: South Korea
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: food products
Specific Industry of Current Parent: seafood
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