20 Apr 2017

American Samoa cannery hits back at Greenpeace rating

3:48 pm on 20 April 2017

American Samoa's StarKist Samoa cannery has hit back at the results of the Greenpeace USA survey, which ranked the company's canned tuna product at the bottom of the 2017 Tuna Guide.

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Photo: RNZI / Monica Miller

The survey was critical of the nation's three largest US brands - Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee Seafood, and StarKist.

StarKist corporate spokesperson Michelle Faist said the company declined to participate in the survey.

She said StarKist found, after a detailed review, that the methodology used was arbitrary, unscientific, and did not meet basic standards for a credible research instrument.

She said StarKist and its employees were committed to leading the global seafood category by providing great-tasting and healthy products that meet the needs of today's consumers and customers, while remaining committed to responsible practices.