Imagine my surprise when I looked at the label on a can of Starkist Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water and saw the words "Contains: Fish, Soy". Reading the list of ingredients, I noted that the tuna is packed not only in water, but also in "vegetable broth." Broth? Not just water?
According to the Starkist web site(http://www.starkist.com/template.asp?section=faqs.html):
"Vegetable broth is added to some StarKist® Tuna products as a flavor enhancer. The broth must consist of two or more of the following: beans, cabbage, carrots, celery, garlic, onions, parsley, peas, potatoes, green or red bell peppers, spinach, or tomatoes.
If you have dietary restrictions or allergies to any of these ingredients, you might want to try StarKist® Low Sodium Chunk Light or Very Low Sodium Chunk White Tuna (which contains only tuna and water). Also, Gourmet Choice™ Solid Light Tuna Fillet, packed in water or olive oil, does not contain vegetable broth."
So, let this serve as a reminder that soy can lurk anywhere. Check labels foreverything. I know it's difficult, but it's worth it in the end.
Have a happy and healthy summer!
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