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Same Wild Planet I have loved for over 10 years.... NOTHING has changed except the packaging
Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2017
Best tuna around!
I have read a few negative reviews and wanted to assure everyone that NOTHING has changed w/ Wild Planet except the labeling on the can.... after reading the one negative review, I contact the company (always best to go to the source than risk misinformation.... we have enough of that on the net!).
My case of tuna was received and is just as awesome as it has been for over 10 year that I have been eating it! ...and yes, this tuna is not canned in the USA... but take a few minuets to try to locate any large scale cannery in the USA (good luck)... there aren't any. There are a few micro cannery's and you can locate tuna for sale that is canned there but you are going to pay A LOT more for that tuna.
As I said before... NOTHING has changed with the tuna... since Wild Planet is WILD and not farmed raised, there could be variations in fish depending on time of year caught, size of fish, fish diet... and I am sure everyone know this.. After receiving the company info, I feel confident nothing has changed with the tuna... anytime you are eating a wild non-farm raised animal there are going to be differences based on environmental conditions...and everyone also knows our global environment is drastically changing :(
I received an excellent... long and very detailed email from Wild Planet... here are the excerpts regarding product changes:
EMAIL DIRECTLY FROM WILD PLANET:
Thank you for being a long time customer. Our albacore fish, canning method, and cannery have not changed.
We did update all of labels, to make them more eye appealing and added new information, like the non GMO statement. We did remove other information like the BPA statement to comply with California Prop 65. We chose to remove it completely other company will be handling it different. We have not changed our cans, the lining of our cans still do not contain BpA.
We do test our nutrition labels yearly, label changes, a new product line, or when FDA requirement changes. With our new labels we decided to use the current testing nutrition labels. We send a random selection of cans from a production run or runs to our testing facility and they send us back our nutrition facts to use. We usually use one catch or few catches per product run the testing will reflect those catches. The difference can be size of fish, fat content, ocean conditions, etc. If the albacore was caught when they just to fed and build up their fat. Then the can will have more protein and less fat, less omegas. If the catch was caught at the end of the feeding then there would be less protein and more liquid, more omegas. Since we are catch and process throughout the year, the actually can content may differ from the nutrition label. "