Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
If you would like to send us an article, contact Margaret Stacey

StarKist Celebrates 50th Anniversary in American Samoa with commemorative “Made In America” canned products

StarKist Celebrates 50th Anniversary In American Samoa

  (UNITED STATES, 7/19/2013)

In celebration of its 50th anniversary in American Samoa, StarKist Co. has announced the launch of newly branded "Made In America" canned StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water and StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Oil products, proudly prepared and packaged in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. To commemorate the brand's continued dedication to the island, its economy and its people, StarKist is also committing USD 50,000 to The Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation, which is devoted to supporting the territory.

StarKist "Made In America" tuna

"StarKist has proudly had operations in American Samoa since 1963, and we are thrilled and honored to be celebrating this milestone anniversary in American Samoa with new 'Made In America' branded products," said Frank Pogue, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation, StarKist. "Like Troy and his family, we have a vested interest in the health, well-being and success of the American Samoan people and community. We have a tremendous amount of heart for what the Polamalu family is doing on the island through the Foundation, and this gives us the chance to thank the American Samoan people for embracing us for all of these years."

The Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation seeks to enrich lives by providing humanitarian aid to the people of American Samoa affected by the massive 2009 tsunami, funding educational and sports programs for children, as well as for military veterans on the island.

StarKist celebrates Made In America with Troy Polamalu

"We are excited and grateful to be working with StarKist for this initiative that is so close to our hearts," said Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu. "This commitment from StarKist will give my family's foundation more opportunities to continue providing the great people of American Samoa with programs to further strengthen this incredible community."

In addition to working with The Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation, last month StarKist and other leading employers on the island formed an advocacy coalition to support a stronger American Samoan economy that can grow and thrive through meaningful policies at the federal and local level. By convening the Stronger Economy for American Samoa (SEAS) coalition, StarKist hopes to raise awareness of the unique and significant economic challenges facing American Samoa and the importance of the territory to the United States. StarKist is confident such steps will ensure the company will be able to celebrate at least 50 more years of operation in the territory.


StarKist Tuna is the name of a brand of tuna currently owned by Dongwon Industries

Beginning in 1963, StarKist has had a long and rich history in American Samoa that has proven to be a valuable relationship to both the company's and American Samoa's industries to this day. StarKist stands as an island mainstay, as well as the largest source of private sector employment by far, employing nearly half of the island's private sector workers alone. Located in the heart of the U.S. territory, the company's largest tuna facility is situated in the capital city of Pago Pago, where the population's hard work and commitment have been instrumental in fostering its growth and success.

StarKist represents a 65-year tradition of quality, innovation and consumer trust

About StarKist

StarKist Co. is a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.

About the Stronger Economy for American Samoa (SEAS) Coalition

The Stronger Economy for American Samoa (SEAS) coalition seeks to broaden and strengthen the economic foundation of American Samoa to benefit the territory's future and advance U.S. interests. Striving to ensure the American Samoan people have the tools they need to build a vibrant and thriving future, this coalition aims to raise awareness of the historical ties of American Samoa and the importance of the territory to the United States; bring attention to the issues facing American Samoa; build support for a holistic economic development plan for the territory, and ultimately advance federal legislation to create jobs and to achieve viable, long-term economic growth and independence for the American Samoa economy.

Source: Starkist

Related News

Margaret E.L. Stacey
Editor Companies and Products


Information of the company:
Address: 323 N. Shore Dr., Ste. 600
City: Pittsburgh
State/ZIP: Pennsylvania (PA 15212)
Country: United States
Phone: +1 412 323 7400
E-Mail: info@starkist.com
More about:


View Larger Map

Approval / Accreditation / Certified / Oversight by...
Dolphin Safe  E.U.  USDA/USDC & FDA  RF (Russia) 


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
US Foods Agrees To Acquire Save On Seafood
Canadian Sturgeon & Caviar Aquires Breviro Caviar
A Singular ShowHow for Whitefish Producers
Fish Scaler in Chile is Processing 2,000 Salmon per Shift
Denholm Seafoods Gets New Packaging Equipment to Improve Efficiency and Increase Capacity
A Strong Research Initiative in Aquaculture has been Established in the Southern Hemisphere
Wild, Sustainable Cod, Pure as the Bering Sea’s Icy Blue Waters
Seafood - Selecting and Serving It Safely
Korean Company Chemport Achieves Friend of the Sea certification for Omega 3
Farmed Norwegian Fjord Trout; Purity on a Plate
How Target and Partners Teamed Up to Make Seafood Sourcing More Sustainable
Fish and Plants, Working Together
Integrated Aquaculture Platforms Through Advances in Open Ocean Technology
Vietnam's Aquaculture Takes The Spotlight at Aquaculture 2016
Clearwater and Grand Bank Celebrate 25 Years of Innovation Leadership with New Investment
Chicken of the Sea Launches Seafood Digital Traceability Initiative
Innovative Fish Cage System for Farming Hamachi
Sysco Expands Industry-Leading Seafood Sustainability Initiative
Antarctica Advisors Advises Sea Watch International in the Acquisition of Bar Harbor Foods
CTB to Acquire Majority Share in Danish Processing Equipment Provider
More Articles...

Brown seaweed harvest quota set
Peru The Ministry of Production has set the collection quota for the brown seaweed Lessonia trabeculata at 28.677 tonnes for the year 2016.
Joint Committee simplifies compulsory landing obligation in Morocco
Spain The Joint Committee on the fisheries agreement between the EU and Morocco has agreed to simplify the obligations concerning compulsory landings, with which Spanish ship owners will be able to more easily fulfill their landing obligation as to part of their catch.
Fisheries Ministry and sector ‘shocked’ by phosphate mining clearance
Namibia An environmental clearance certificate allowing Namibian Marine Phosphate to mine phosphate off the west coast of Namibia has caused alarm among fisheries authorities and members of the fishing sector.
Punjab to subsidy shrimp production to boost the sector
India Punjab Government intends to implement a series of measures to boost shrimp production in the state, including granting a 50 per cent subsidy.
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Nueva Pescanova, S.L. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2016 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER