Why are the pull tabs so hard to open?

It is a fine line to produce a scoring line that will hold the seal and yet be manageable to open. Our President, Bill Carvalho explains: “It is important to make the scoring light enough so as to be shelf stable and resist rupture, but heavy enough to allow opening”.

While these can sometimes be challenging to open, Wild Planet chooses to use these lids because the majority of our customers prefer this convenient style of opening. Many customers take the can to work or other remote locations to enjoy away from the kitchen. And since they are nutrient dense and shelf stable, they are an excellent choice for emergency go bags.

If you have difficulty opening the cans, please contact our customer service department.