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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an agency notice dated Dec. 21 and publicly released yesterday, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it’s amending temporary permits issued to Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, and StarKist Seafood Co. to market test canned tuna. The FDA noted previous amendments made...
Just say no to marijuana graphic
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old man accused of selling marijuana joints at the cannery last year has pled guilty.  Cops arrested Pele Sami on Oct. 22, 2020 after a female employee of the cannery informed police about a man selling drugs to several cannery employees in front of a...
Chanel Lafua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The defendant in the deadly car crash in front of the StarKist main gate early last Saturday morning has waived his right to a preliminary examination (PX) and the case is now bound over to High Court for arraignment on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 at 9a.m. Chanel Lafua, who is...
Amata with StarKist workers on the canning floor
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is urging the federal government to uphold the important Buy American policy when purchasing tuna. Tuna that is canned in American Samoa is American made, and Amata urged the Biden Administration not to make an exception to the U.S. government’s Buy...
Friends and co-workers of the 4 who died bringing flowers
Cannery employees gathered at the main gate for a prayer meeting early Monday morning to mourn and show support for the families of the four victims who lost their lives during a horrific car crash early Saturday morning when a vehicle chased by a police unit crashed into another vehicle killing...
Chanel Lafua handcuffed with police guards
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver from the deadly car crash last Saturday morning made his initial appearance yesterday morning before District Court Judge, Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde. Chanel Lafua appeared in Court with his defense attorney, Public Defender, Michael White. Prosecuting the case...
Airial view of StarKist
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With additional workers recruited from Samoa via the local Guest Worker Permit law, StarKist Samoa has resumed second-shift operations, but industry sources say that the largest private employer in the territory still has not reached the numbers of people employed a few...
StarKist workers entering the cannery
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa, the territory’s largest private employer, has started enforcing a full COVID-19 vaccination mandate for its more than 2,000 workers while the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put on hold a temporary vaccination rule for...
StarKist'Co.'s president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — U.S based StarKist Co., owner of StarKist Samoa cannery, has called on the U.S. National Marines Fisheries Service (NMFS) to ensure that all future specifications and conservation measures for longline fishing “do not adversely impact the economic viability of American...
Chicken of the Sea tuna cans
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chicken of the Sea International (COSI), a major competitor for StarKist Samoa cannery, contends that application of the Buy American provisions to tuna purchased for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has resulted in higher costs and is not in the best interest...

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