San Diego–based Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, located near Petco Park, has been sued in federal court in the Northern District of California over claims it makes about its tuna products.
The plaintiff argues that Bumble Bee boasts too much about the presence of omega-3 in tuna products. Omega-3 fatty acids may lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis and appear to be important to stimulate the workings of the brain.
The plaintiff, in a class-action suit filed in 2012, argues that Bumble Bee cannot state that tuna products are an "excellent source" of omega-3 or are "rich in" omega-3.
This month, the judge ruled that the case can go forward on omega-3 claims but threw out allegations that the company's claims for vitamin A and iron are unacceptable.