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In our part of the world, at least, most types of canned food --everything from Chef Boyardee to Campbell's Soup to cat food -- come in cans with convenient pull-tab lids. Tuna, however -- whether it be the human or the feline variety -- is still sold only in cans that require the use of can openers. Why? Is there something about the manufacture or storage of canned (tuna) fish that makes the use of pull-tab lids impractical?

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It's just your part of the world. I buy tuna with pull-tab lids all the time.

It might be the can size. The ones I buy are considered (by everyone except me) "single-serving."

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Yeah...I've seen pull tab tuna cans, too.
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I've seen both pull-tab tuna (and also the small cans of chicken and devilled ham) cans and also tuna that comes in a foil pouch which you tear the top off of.
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Chicken of the Sea sells the individual packs with pull tabs all the time.
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Some Tuna companies may prefer the old method maybe just because. CAT FOOD tuna mostly is the king agent that winds up as the old drilling method maybe to help people not eat cat food.
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Vegetables from Del Monte still wind up in the can drilling method.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
In our part of the world, at least, most types of canned food --everything from Chef Boyardee to Campbell's Soup to cat food -- come in cans with convenient pull-tab lids. Tuna, however -- whether it be the human or the feline variety -- is still sold only in cans that require the use of can openers.

False. Tomorrow I'll post here pictures of tuna with pull-tab lids.
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Some Tuna companies may prefer the old method maybe just because. CAT FOOD tuna mostly is the king agent that winds up as the old drilling method maybe to help people not eat cat food.

The cat food my sister gets has pull tabs...I think the picture of the FREAKING CAT helps me not to eat cat food.
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What's "feline tuna"? If by that you mean cat food, then I've seen that with pull tabs in all flavors.

If it's something else, I've never heard of it.

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I generally find here that small tuna cans (single-serve size) have ring-pulls, whereas for the larger cans it seems to vary by brand - some have ring-pulls and others don't. Ditto for cat food - our cat gets her food in single-serve ring-pull tins.

But one thing I've noticed is that one brand of tuna comes in little aluminium ring-pull tins that are identical to the tins used for madam's cat food. Although they're easily distinguished by the labelling - and the smell of the contents!

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