Legal News

Trader Joe’s Sued for Skimping on Tuna
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

ain't your mama's tuna sandwish 1

Photo courtesy of

Summary: Trader Joe’s is slapped with a class action lawsuit for underfilling cans of tuna.

When you sell fish, you better give customers the amount they paid for, or they’re going to sue.


That’s what happened to Trader Joe’s. Tuna enthusiasts have filed a lawsuit a class action against the popular grocery store, The New York Post reports. The fish lovers accuse the company of not filling their 5-ounce cans of tuna all the way, thus “cheating” them.

This week the lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court, and it stated that government tests show that the cans of Trader Joe’s tuna actually only holds 3 ounces of fish.

“Every lot tested, and nearly every single can, was underfilled in violation of the federally mandated minimum standard of fill,” the lawsuit said.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

The test examined 24 cans of Trader Joe’s tuna and found the Albacore Tuna in Water Half Salt held on average 2.43 ounces of cake tuna. The federal mandate for a minimum fill is 3.23 ounces.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted the tests.

Trader Joe’s declined to comment to the New York Post on the story because they do not comment on pending litigation. Well, on the bright side, at least some of the heat is taken off of Whole Foods. (See Whole Foods to Pay Money Back.)



Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney with motions experience


Seattle office of our client seeks mid-level litigation attorney with 3-5 years of experience, inclu...

Apply Now

Environmental /Land Use Attorney with 2-3 years of experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks environmental /land use attorney with 2-3 years of experien...

Apply Now

Litigation Attorney with 2-5 years of insurance defense experience


Jacksonville office of our client seeks litigation attorney with 2-5 years of previous insurance def...

Apply Now

Junior to Mid-level Trademark Attorney with counseling experience


Seattle office of our client seeks junior to mid-level trademark attorney with preferably 2+ years o...

Apply Now


Managing Director, Litigation Finance Investments


Title                ...

Apply now

Contract Associate


Seeking lawyer with at least 2 yrs experience in complex real estate transactional matters, with wil...

Apply now



Our Syracuse, NY office seeks an Associate with 3-5 years experience defending general liabilit...

Apply now

Experienced Insurance Defense Attorney Needed


Insurance Defense firm (with 15 attorneys in Suffolk and Mineola location), seeks attorneys with 5+ ...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top