Albacore is classified as “white” tuna, but there are several factors that produce visible can-to-can variations in colour. Factors such as catch location, water depth and temperature, and diet of the fish can affect the appearance, odour, flavour, and/or texture of the fish. This natural variation is common to the tuna industry and is sometimes reflected in the finished product. For example, the colour of albacore can vary from nearly sheer to light pink, beige, or tan and still meet established colour requirements. Rest assured that only high quality fish are used in Clover Leaf products.