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Starkist and What They Are Calling Tuna
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Rating: 1/51

LAKEWOOD, CALIFORNIA -- Up until about a year ago I would make a tuna sandwich every day for lunch. Now none. I give the food to my three cats. They love it. I hope it doesn't hurt them. The reason I quit eating Starkist is because I hate eating a sandwich by sucking it through a straw. Their tuna has become a five ounce can that is 2 oz water. I can squeeze 1 and a 1/2 ounces of water out of each can. I even feel bad giving it to my cats. They love it just like I use to make my sandwiches. Put some mayo in it and mix it with their cat food.

I have even take pictures to show how much and what it looks like before and after I squeeze the water out of it. They should be calling it a Tuna Slurpee. I tried some of the other ones Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee, some of the off brands and they have become all the same. More water than tuna even when I have squeezed as much water as I can out of the can, the tuna is so saturated with water that the container I put it in overnight, still have more water come to the top of the container. There really isn't much more I can say except that since my cats are still eating it I guess I'll buy it BUT I WON'T EAT IT.

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Solid White? Nope. Tuna is neither solid, nor white.
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CALIFORNIA -- I have been eating a can of tuna every day for the past 30 years. I ALWAYS buy store brand solid white tuna, be it Great Value from Walmart, or the Wegmans store brand. Every single time I open those cans, the tuna is a glorious lump of SOLID WHITE MEAT. But sometimes they are sold out, and I'm forced to buy the name brand tuna. Can someone please explain to me why 'StarKist', a name brand tuna that costs more than the Walmart 'Great Value' brand, can have such a crappy, inferior product??

Solid white? Nope. You guys have THE WORST 'solid white' tuna I have ever come across. It is neither solid, nor white. You are trying to pass off gross, slimy, chunk white for solid white. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves. You lost a customer for life today, StarKist.

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Bad Tuna From Charlie
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I love tuna, but this has put me off it forever. It was not solid and it was not white. I ate it and ended up with horrible stomach cramps and totally nauseous. This is really sad that StarKist has sunk this low to produce such an inferior and disgusting product. I originally bought three cans. I threw the other two cans went in the trash. I was going to feed to the cats, but cruelty to animals is against the law... sorry Charlie.

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Food Poisoning
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PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- I've been eating this stuff for years now from the packets. When they first came out, they just seemed so much more fresh than something sitting in a can. I had a late lunch break the other day and the only thing I had time for was a packet of tuna. I ate it. Didn't smell weird or anything. But about an hour later I started feeling a little strange.

By the time 3 hrs went by, I was having painful stomach cramps and then the vomiting started. And that continued all night and into the morning hours the next day. Had I eaten anything else that day, I wouldn't blame it directly on the tuna. I've never experienced vomiting like I did that day. Absolutely awful. I'll never buy from them again (I also went online and found articles where they are in trouble with the FDA on food safety).

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Bone Is Tuna Pouch.
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Rating: 1/51

While eating my tuna sandwich I bit into a huge bone, and it cut the roof of my mouth! I will NEVER buy this tuna again!!!

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Solid White Tuna More Like Chum!
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Starkist solid white tuna is no longer white. It is mixed with nasty trash parts of the fish. I have opened many cans recently and some smell foul. The tuna looks like a can of cat food!! I have purchased this company solid white tuna for over 20 years and I'm so disgusted by what I have recently found in the cans and it wasn't just one can - it was multiple cans from different times of purchase. I love eating tuna. But I'm switching companies. And after the health inspection reviews and lack of recalls canning In unhealthy conditions. Bad company bad company!! No more tuna from you guys!

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Quality of Product
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GLOBAL -- I have always purchased chunk lite tuna on the off chance there is slightly less mercury in it than solid white tuna. Most often I have bought Starkist, but Starkist has managed to put so much water in the can and so little tuna it is now just Tuna Soup; almost impossible to drain unless one presses it through a sieve. Then there is laughably little tuna for all the trouble. Even less expensive generic brands do much better. They have lost another customer.

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Biting Into Scales
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Just read the other reviews and was trying to see if anyone else had experienced this problem. I usually buy another brand but bought this due to being on sale. I bit into what I thought was egg shell and spit it out. Once again, I bit into it and realized it looked like fish scales. As I went through with my fingers to check, there were fish scales throughout. Very upsetting, and hope it is not like that with many more. Just wanted people to check closely so that especially no children have this experience.

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Starkist Still Says "Sorry, Charlie"
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I've been reading complaints about the inferior quality of solid white canned tuna fish, and lately I've been noticing the same thing. So last night when I opened four cans of Starkist solid white tuna in water, I was a little worried about what would be inside. I was pleasantly surprised to see that all four cans actually contained solid white, non-mushy tuna, and no bones! Also, it didn't have an overly fishy smell and tasted great.

I was a little disappointed that the cans have been reduced from six ounces to five ounces, but the quality of the tuna more than made up for the difference. I've been using Starkist for years because of all the major brands it was the one with the most consistent quality, and also the only one with no bones. I realize the bones are harmless, but if given a choice, I'd rather have my tuna bone free. After all these years, it's nice to know that Starkist is still rejecting Charlie, the tuna with good taste, for the tuna that tastes good! Sorry, Charlie.

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Fish Scales
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DUNCAN, OKLAHOMA -- I usually always eat Starkist Tuna... but I made Tuna Helper and I took a big bite and bit into something so weird. Something like an eggshell but it was a fish scale... really grossed me out. I think I'll steer clear of canned tuna for a long time. Yuck!

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Starkist Tuna
225 North Shore Drive, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
1-800-252-1587 (ph)
www.starkist.com
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