29 Oct 2018

American Samoa to produce certified kosher tuna

3:14 pm on 29 October 2018

The tuna cannery, StarKist Samoa, is to produce "certified kosher tuna" from its plant next month.

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StarKist Samoa workers Photo: RNZI / Monica Miller

The Jewish Education Project in New York is sending kosher supervisors to Pago Pago to ensure the correct production of tuna for approximately 50,000 Jewish students from low income families in New York.

The Project says the StarKist plant "will be producing 141 tons of tuna in only four days".

The Board of Jewish Education's director of School Foods Services, Jonathan Meyer said the contract with StarKist is for 11,520 cases of tuna and the shipment to New York should go out next month.

Asked if there were plans to expand the StarKist contract in the future, if needed, Mr Meyer responded that the board is planning to place the order once a year.