Published On: Thu, Mar 7th, 2019

PROFECO warns about brands that sell soy for tuna

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Some presentations have up to 62 percent soy in their product.

PROFECO, MEXICO. – If you are one of those people who like to consume tuna, you have to know that what you could actually be purchasing could be more soy than tuna. So, read the following note to see if this can have an impact in your diet.

PROFECO conducted a quality study to various brands of canned tuna in the market, finding that 18 of the 57 presentations analyzed contained soy, without telling the consumer the amount of it.

According to Excelsior.com, in one of the analyzed presentations – Yellowfin tuna with soy protein (in water and oil), Aurrera brand, with net content 140 g and drained mass 100 g . However, up to 62% of soy was found in drained mass, so that it can be established (in this case) that the consumer is not acquiring tuna, but soy with tuna.

In the study, carried out from October 5 to December 14 2018, a total 3,021 tests were carried out to 57 presentations of different brands of canned and packaged tuna, of which 17 are compact or solid presentation, 15 in pieces, 14 in leaflets, 10 shredded.

Among the results obtained, it is noteworthy that in 18 presentations it was found that it contain soy, in a percentage that ranges from 1% to 62% without revealing the ratios the consumer.

Here is a list of products.

  • Loin of yellowfin tuna in water, Tuny Light, with net content 140 g and drained mass 100 g. (Soy from 1 to 4% in drained mass)
  • Loin of yellowfin tuna in oil, Dolores tuna, with net content 140 g and drained mass 100 g. (Soy 1 to 2% in drained mass)
  • Loin of yellowfin tuna in water, Dolores tuna, with net content 140 g and drained mass 100 g. (Soy from 1 to 3% in drained mass)
  • Yellow fin in water in flake, Calmex, net content 140 g and drained mass 90 g. (Soy 1 to 2% in drained mass)
  • Yellow fin in oil in flake, Calmex, with net content 140 g and mass drained 90 g. (Soy from 7 to 15% in drained mass)
  • Yellow fin in water, Great Value, with net content 140 g and drained mass 100 g. (Soy from 6 to 16% in drained mass)
  • Yellow fin in water, El Dorado, with net content 140 g and drained mass 100 g. (Soy from 13 to 22% in drained mass)
  • Yellow fin in oil, El Dorado, with net content 140 g and drained mass 100 g. (Soy from 21 to 44% in drained mass)
  • Yellow fin in water, Ke! Precio, with net content 140 g and drained mass 90 g (Soya from 15 to 23% in drained mass)
  • – Yellow fin in water with oil, Ke! Precio, with net content 140 g and mass drained 90 g. (Soy from 11 to 25% in drained mass)
  • Yellow fin with soy protein in water and oil, Aurrera, with net content 140 g and dough 100 g. (Soy from 30 to 62% in drained mass)
  • Yellow fin with soy protein in water, Aurrera, with net content 140 g and dough 100 g. (Soy from 24 to 36% in drained mass)
  • Yellow fin in oil, Chedraui, with net content 140 g and dough 90 g. (Soy from 23 to 28% in drained mass)
  • Yellow fin in water, Chedraui, with net content 140 g and mass drained 90 g. (Soya from 21 to 27% in drained mass)
  • Yellow fin in water, Ancla, with net content 140 g and drained mass 100 g. (Soybeans from 17 to 26% in drained mass)
  • Yellow fin in oil, Ancla, with net content 140 g and drained mass 100 g. (Soybeans from 10 to 14% in drained mass)
  • Tuna in oil, Precissimo, net content 140 g and mass drained 90 g. (Soybeans from 17 to 26% in drained mass)
  • Tuna in water, Precissimo, net content 140 g and mass drained 90 g. (Soybeans from 11 to 26% in mass drained)

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