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Solid White Tuna -- NOT Solid
Posted by Sloyka on 07/23/2012
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- Not once, not twice, but all too often, the Chicken Of The Sea solid white tuna is pure mush. All it's good for is a tuna sandwich mixed with mayo. cannot use it for salads or for just the solid tuna people purchase it for. I have bought my last can of Chicken Of The Sea. Onto other brands. Frankly, the most solidly consistent solid tuna I have found is believe it or not, Shop Rite brand.

And now that Chicken Of The Sea has removed a phone number where they can be reached, they have really lost me. Do they think people are going to waste more money, a 45 cent stamp and more time on their sub-par product? They are "plenty of other fish in the sea".

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Posted by DebtorBasher on 2012-07-23:
Here is their phone number for their headquarters:
Phone (858) 558-9662

Posted by trmn8r on 2012-07-23:
I was curious about the telephone number, and I see that they don't appear to have had one on the can for 4 years now:

I'd call the number Basher gave and give them a solid piece of your mind.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2012-07-23:
I checked on my can of Chicken Of The Sea Salmon I have and there is no number on there either, just the address and website.
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Eating sad with crab meat mush
Posted by Nancy738 on 02/09/2012
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- Upon opening the can chicken of the sea crab meat I couldn't believe my eyes, someone or something must have regurgitated into the can. Not only was the appearance unappetizing but the tiny bit I reluctantly tried was crunchy with either sand or bits of shell. Forget the taste, I didn't even go that far! Another important complaint, had I seen the product was from Thailand I would not have purchased it, from mow on I'll be more diligent nor will I buy any product from this company again.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2012-02-09:
Crab in a can sounds unappetizing as it is
Posted by Ben There on 2012-02-09:
What's wrong with Thai crab?
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Mushy Tuna
Posted by Bsmithberea7 on 06/14/2011
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Posted by trmn8r on 2011-06-14:
This comes up often.

I haven't bought a can of tuna in about 5 years. When I last did, I got it in oil, kind of gross but the tuna was not as mushy as in water.
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-06-14:
i too have noticed this. i purchase the tuna in pouches, and it seems to be better. tuna sure has changed since way back when.

review very helpful!
Posted by azspots on 2011-06-14:
The pouches are your friend.....no mush :)
Posted by MrD NM on 2011-06-14:
I've been buying Walmart's Great Value tuna in tins and have been very satisfied with how chunky it is. (The inexpensive one) Several months ago they were out of stock and I bought a can of name brand and was totally disappointed with it. Now if they don't have it in stock, I won't buy any.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-14:
If I buy tuna in the can, I get the albacore kind. It's not as mushy. But the packets are better, if you can afford it
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2011-06-14:
I always buy chunk light tuna in water (I don't like oil in my tuna). Chunk light is a bit mushier than solid white or albacore (more expensive), but I find chunk light in water perfect for topping a salad, as well as mixing in macaroni and cheese. I have had Chcken Of The Sea, Starkist, Bumble Bee, and even Giant Eagle's "Valu Time" brand...they are all good.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-14:
GenuineNerd> My exact thoughts, verbatim.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-06-15:
You're not kidding! I just bought three cans of Chicken Of The Sea tuna and it was all shredded in tiny pieces. It used to be nice chunky pieces.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-15:
I like charlie tuna.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-06-15:
Of the major brands, StarKist solid white is consistently the best. Chicken of the Sea is the worst, and Bumble Bee is somewhere in between. I stock up on StarKist solid white when it's on sale. The last price I paid was 77 cents. Cheaper than chunky!
Posted by Lynda on 2012-11-27:
Help! Tuna these days is like baby food, I try different brands and get lucky once in a while but usually most cans wind up in the garbage. The solid white is usually ok but i prefer a good can of chunk light. There are a lot of people complaining about the tuna mush.
Posted by Rocky on 2013-10-07:
Recently purchased Chicken of the Sea solid white albacore 5oz. cans at Walmart. The contents were real mooshy (reminded me of cat food). Contacted Chicken of the Sea and sent them 3 cans from the same lot to "analyze." They told me in writing that the packaging is done at sea and some flakiness should be expected. When I responded with there were no solids in the can, they told me I was out of luck. Recommend not buying Chicken of the Sea solid tuna in can unless you like creamed tuna!!!!!
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Bone in Tuna
Posted by LilyLily on 02/03/2010
Upon opening a can of tuna for dinner, I
found a 1.5 inch bone in it...and 1/2 smaller
bone-I contacted company and took a photograph
of it. I could have choked and or be in the
er right now, if I had not noticed.

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Posted by DebtorBasher on 2010-02-03:
A bone in fish is not considered a foreign object, though it would be nice not to have them, you do. You just have to be careful, I inspect any tuna and salmon with my fingers to detect any bones that may be in them...especially the salmon because you know they are in there. Some people just chew up the tuna bones, but that's them...I pick them out. You just have to be extra careful when giving any kind of fish to young children to be sure they DON'T get any bones. It doesn't hurt to let the company know about it, if they get enough notices from enough people, they may inspect the products more...you may even get a coupon, but again it isn't considered a foreign object.
Posted by ejack053824 on 2010-02-03:
+1 for the Basher!
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-03:
Tuna is a dead fish. Fish have bones......
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-02-03:
heck, db - you can even buy canned salmon that's specifically sold with the bones still in it.
the can advertises it as being a good source of calcium.

now if the tuna had say, a bit of dolphin fin in it, then sure there'd be an issue
but it's not unreasonable to see a bit of bone once in a while.

kinda like meat... sometimes you find a vein in your beef.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-02-04:
I hate to tell you, LL, but fish have bones, and occasionally, one or two will slip through any processing. Next time, buy shark, as their skeletons are cartilege and come out in one piece, usually. Even if a piece breaks off, it is soft and chewy.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-04:
I always shake my head at complaints like this where a natural body part etc from a dead animal ends up in the package and people can't understand HOW it could possibly happen.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-04:
You should never assume that processed fish or fish filets are bone free.
I wouldn't recommend that you disect your smoked salmon before eating it like an earlier poster did and even LadyS knows to be careful when feeding small children fish...DUH!
It is an isolated event and writing letters won't change how they process their fish DB, or should I say, Dear Abby?
Posted by madconsumer on 2010-02-04:
many people look forward to finding bones in tuna. this proves it is real fish, and as said, a source of calcium.
Posted by riplid on 2011-07-29:
I think the people that posted a comment that didnt like the guy posting a comment a bone in chicken of the sea works for chicken of the sea> I to found a boner in my sandwich, good size of one, I could of got stuck if down. what if it went down a little child. There should be no excuses why a bone was in the tuna none. I dont care if it is a fish. if no bones are suppose to be in there, then make sure no bones are suppose to be in there. STOP cutting corners
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Shut down
Posted by Becky 345 on 01/17/2010
They shut down their plant in Samoa and put many people out of work. I will NOT BE BUYING THEIR PRODUCT AGAIN! Did they move to ChinA? Probably!!!
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Posted by let me see? on 2010-01-17:
Very wise becky345. So you will not be buying GM cars. Ford cars, GE products, or about 1000 other companies that have closed or laid off workers in the last year.. What you really mean is that a company should just lose money to keep people employed, think it out, it may take a while but you can do it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-17:
Though the details weren't brought up in the 60 Minutes show the OP very likely saw tonight, Chicken of the Sea closed its Samoa plant to open one in the state of Georgia. Brought 200 jobs along with a $20 million investment to Georgia. Labor costs, of all things, were the driving factor in their decision to do so. (Labor costs forced on them by the U.S. this past year, according to 60 Minutes.) The other tuna canneries in Samoa may also follow suit. Chicken of the Sea sent none of these jobs to China.
Posted by skelly39 on 2010-01-18:
Samoans were working for well under minimum wage. When the law passed requiring them to be paid minimum wage, Chicken of the Sea packed up and moved. I guess they figured if they had to pay livable wages, they may as well do it on the mainland? I don't know...
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-01-18:

then again, it's kinda sad... in order to give us cheap prices many companies have to move out of the US in order to make the product. otherwise, the extra costs - such as health insurance, retirement, etc... would be added to the cost of the product.

I know of one company that is 100% made in the US - they even buy their supplies from 100% US companies. The product is well made and they stand behind the name.

However their products are NOT cheap.

that's the drawback

and for things like food items... there's a lot of people who would scream bloody murder if they had to pay extra for items
Posted by Starlord on 2010-01-18:
I saw about a program that looked into the number of NFL players from Samoa, 30 in the NFL. Look at pro sports salaries and see how much we contribute to the Samoan econmy.
Posted by Evay31 on 2010-04-21:
I know someone that works at the plant here in Lyons Ga. It brought alot of jobs here and I for one are glad that they came. I wish they would've left their management there though.
Posted by Bilton on 2012-03-25:
Glass in salmon
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Where's the flakes of Chicken of the Sea?
Posted by Sanglin on 01/03/2010
Chicken of the Sea use to be #1, but is now at the bottom of my list. The tuna use to be flakey and now you get mush (more like by products). What has happened? I will no longer purchase Chicken of the Sea. The generic products are now better. The last four cans of Chicken of the Sea went into the trash. I almost gagged when I opened the cans.
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Posted by bunnyhead on 2010-01-03:
Hmm...there have been a lot of complaints about this in the last few weeks. Try pouches, they are always better.
Posted by Skye on 2010-01-03:
Yes the pouches are better. They may cost more, but are so worth it.

Good advice bunnyhead.
Posted by Ponie on 2010-01-03:
I'll take BumbleBee above Chicken Of The Sea any day. A bit more per can, but no waste.
Posted by bcd on 2010-01-03:
I agree with Ponie. We buy only Bumble Bee.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-03:
I love the Starkist pouches. Target has the smaller ones on sale for a buck or a buck and a quarter each pretty often. Perfect size for a sammy for me with a few bits for each meower.
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Large bones in Tuna
Posted by Problem Child on 11/03/2009
I found a bone in my tuna, more that half the size of my thumb. The company asked me to send it to them so they could see it. I did. They told me they would return it but smashed it instead. It was send tapped to cardboard, between cardboard and bubble wrapped. Beware..I chocked on this bone and was lucky. A small child might not be so lucky. They told me it is normal to find bones in Tuna.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:

"...They told me they would return it but smashed it instead. It was send 'tapped' to cardboard, between cardboard and bubble...."
*shakes head*

Posted by MSCANTBEWRONG on 2009-11-03:
I got nothing!! *shrugging*
Posted by redmx3racer on 2009-11-03:
Were you able to determine that it was a Tuna bone, or was it a Chicken bone?
Posted by old fart on 2009-11-03:
Why would there be a chicken bone in a tuna fish can??
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
"CHICKEN Of The Sea"
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-11-03:
old fart ... maybe the chicken was feeling feisty?

but seriously fish have bones. it's best to separate your tuna out first.

also if you get canned salmon it usually has small bones too - tho they're rather crunchy and quite edible. (they advertise it as "extra calcium" on the cans)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
Peps, tell me about it. A trout bone dam near 'offed' me!
Posted by Skye on 2009-11-03:
How do you know they smashed the bone? Granted, tuna has bones in it, but finding one that made you choke is pretty bad.

So what did the company say about this whole incident?
Posted by old fart on 2009-11-03:
Trout have those "Y" shaped bones... they're nasty...
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-11-03:
zz - that's one bone in need of some serious anger management classes!


but now i have a hankering for crunchy canned salmon with the tiny bones in it...
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
Those Salmon bones do add texture, huh?
Posted by redmx3racer on 2009-11-03:
Old Fart-ever hear of Jessica Simpson? I was making a joke.....
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
Red, I remember that. Wasn't that on "That 70's Show?"
Posted by old fart on 2009-11-03:
Red.. sorry... I'm not UP on Jessica simpson...LOL

Ya gotta remember, my name is "old fart" for a reason...
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
OP...did you know that TUNA is a FISH? And that FISH have BONES? It is NORMAL to sometimes find a bone in a can of tuna, or a bag of catfish nuggets, or a fish filet.

I have found scales in my tuna. I just 'fish' them out and eat the meat.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
OF, you are not missing much. She is average, her DAD said that she has a nice "rack" and her Sister got booed off the stage during halftime at a college football game.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-11-03:
wait... her DAD said that about his own daughter?
you sure this is Jessica Simpson we're discussing and not Miley Sirus?

oh and yes the salmon bones are quite tasty. they're a bit small but they don't choke you. nothing you can't handle with a good set of teeth
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
Pepper, my dad said I have my mother's butt and hands. I did not see that as offensive.

Reminds me of people getting up in a dither over Hulk Hogan putting tanning lotion on his daughter back, arms, legs and thighs.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
It was Simpson's Dad. Billy Ray Cyrus, is too cool to be saying things like that.
LadyS, a Dad shouldn't be taliking about his daughter's RACK to the press.
There are "good touches" and "bad touches".
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-11-03:
eh, i normally don't imagine fathers commenting on their daughter's boobs....

zz billy ray was ok with his 16 year old pole dancing though... ;-)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
I am too! *laughing*
Posted by JR in Orlando on 2009-11-03:
Lady Scott was that a doctor's scale? I found a bathroom scale in an extra large can of tuna.

If you ever choke on anything or have a problem with food, never,ever send it to the company. With the photographs, they have today, take a lot of photographs, one of which has a ruler in it. (not a king, but the measuring kind). You never know when you might need it for evidence later.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
So JR, if I find another grasshopper in my green beans what should I do?
Posted by JR in Orlando on 2009-11-03:
Dip in chocolate!! I hear chocolate coated grasshoppers are good. Don't tell the company though, or they may charge you extra for the meat.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
No thanks! Visioning it's eyes glaring at me was enough.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-11-03:
Chocolate covered grasshoppers?

Well... I have heard that David Carradine had a bit of a kinky streak...
Posted by old fart on 2009-11-03:
I once ate a live grasshopper on a drunken bet!
I won!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
Zz it was a bathroom scale. I kept it for my big butt. :) I also have told my daughter she got all the boobs in the family.

Exactly what was said by JS dad and what context? I hardly ever believe anything written in the trash rags or shown on the news. Most of it has been edited to get the reaction that they want.

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-03:
LadyS, I/We can find it.
Posted by Problem Child on 2009-11-04:
Chicken of the Sea told me and I quote "We can only assume that the bone was not easily seen because it was not detected by our employees and now was it seen by you when preparing the tuna." I am legally blind in one eye and almost blind in the other eye and have no dept vision.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-11-04:
just how big was this bone?
i'm assuming you still have it?

maybe post a picture of the tunabone?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-04:
OP, it is a bone. Fish have bones. Tuna is a fish.

Buy a bag of boneless catfish nuggets and you will find the stray bone or two there as well.
Posted by LilyLily on 2010-02-03:
I just found a 1.5 inch bone in my tuna 6oz. I could be in er right now.
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Solid White Albacore Tuna is neither
Posted by Paulogubino on 09/20/2009
I have been buying for Chicken of the Sea for twenty plus years and always the Solid White Albacore brand. Lately the cans have had nothing solid in them and are closer to the brown side then white. It is clearly not the product that used to greet me when I opened the can. In the past I could remove the tuna with a fork, now I need to pass it through a strainer. I am totally disappointed with their decision to down grade their product. I will be buying another brand in the future.

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Posted by Skye on 2009-09-21:
You know, I have to agree with you. I made a tuna casserole for my parents this weekend, and the Chicken of the Sea solid white, in water, was very chunky looking and brown. Also, not much in the can. I normally buy the packets of tuna, much better and great quality. Chicken of the Sea in the cans was one of my favorites.

I purchased the Chicken of the Sea, as they were on sale, 6 cans for $5.00. Never again.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-21:
Buy tuna in the packets. They are so much better than the canned tuna
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-09-21:
true but the cans are cheaper
i usually buy wegman's though cos it's cheaper than the brand names
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Chicken of the Sea mislabeled
Posted by Disgusted_in_Oregon on 06/11/2009
Two cans of Chicken of the Sea 'Solid White Albacore' in water were NOT solid white.

It was the cheap flaky, soggy fishy-tasting pink stuff sold as their cheaper brand. Ripped off!

Even the cat won't eat it.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
the packaged tuna seems to be the way to go.

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
I don’t eat tuna nasty stuff.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
That’s cause she thinks its chicken.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
It's Albacore Tuna in a can! What were you expecting a pristine chunk of Tuna?!
If you want to upgrade get the stuff in a pouch or visit a fish market afterall you live in OREGON.....
One more thing, wherever you decide to go and get your fish it will still smell like FISH.

Best regards, your cat.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-06-11:
If you mix it with a big gullop of Miracle Whip...it will be white and you won't taste the fishy taste anymore.

The Basher solves another one....NEXT!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
I LOVE Miracle Whip with tuna fish. I add dill relish and grill it with some cheese. Mmmm mmmm tasty!
Posted by spiderman2 on 2009-06-11:
yaya -- I like mine the same way. I HATE sweet relish. Dill rules.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
MW, is a better choice than mayo' but you have to go easy on the stuff around the edges of your sammie or you will find yourself making a "fashion statement" and not one that you will be proud of either!
Right, DBiz?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
You're no fun Steve
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
MW, makes a mean egg salad.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
As a few of you here may know, I draw the line at pancake syrup.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
I usually just put some melted butter on my pancakes. and sprinkle some powdered sugar on them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
*putting the pancake syrup away*
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-06-11:
yummy mircle whip!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
Wally that's where syrup belongs....Trust me and thank you for putting that away, Yaya.
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-06-11:
whip cream is funner.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
I bet it is.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
*getting the whipped cream out*
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
See you all at my pad. I'm checking out from the gig.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11:
Living in Oregon you should have access to some killer fresh fish? I'd be having fresh salmon most of the time if I was living there.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-06-11:
All I saw was yaya getting the whipped cream out and clicked on it. LOL! funny part is it has to do with fish!!!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-06-11:
I like butter and sugar on my pannycakes! Not powered sugar, just regular sugar!
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Very Dissatisfied
Posted by WILL tell evrryone i know on 01/16/2009
I am very dissatisfied in your product. I will never buy watered down tuna any more. The price continues to go up and the amount of product goes down. I'm also writing for many of my family and friends. We all have been very disappointed.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
this looks a job for the Tuna Wrangler
Posted by Ponie on 2009-01-16:
I'm a believer in if 'you buy cheap, you get cheap.' I've always bought BumbleBee White Albacore. The can is packed with tuna with very little water. Just give it a try once and I doubt you'd ever go back to another brand. But that's just me...
Posted by Principissa on 2009-01-16:
Try the tuna in the pouch. It costs more but you're paying for tuna.
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