Starkist's CEO said the company is committed to "being socially responsible and doing the right thing" following the Department of Justice announcing Thursday the tuna giant has agreed to plea guilty to a massive price-fixing investigation dating back to 2015.

"We have cooperated with the DOJ during the course of its investigation and accept responsibility,” Andrew Choe, president and CEO of Starkist, told IntraFish in a statement.“We will continue to conduct our business with the utmost transparency and integrity."