Is there tuna in Subway tuna sandwiches?
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26 June, 2021 - 06:30am
A New York Times article is causing many to question whether Subway's tuna is real.
A reporter with the newspaper had the tuna tested after The Washington Post reported that two California residents sued the chain restaurant for fraud and intentional misrepresentation, among other claims.
The lab that tested the tuna said there was no tuna fish DNA found in the samples it was provided, according to the New York Times. In response, Subway said the tuna used for its sandwiches is real. In its story, the Times referenced experts who said the protein from the tuna breaks down when it's cooked, making it difficult to identify.
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For Subway customers who may now be a bit wary of its tuna sandwhiches after the Times story, here are several San Antonio alternatives.
Thyme for Lunch — 9390 Huebner Rd. Suite 104: This restaurant sells a tuna salad sandwich called the "OpporTUNAty," which includes red onions, celery, spinach, tomato and your choice of wheat or sourdough bread for $10.50. An employee said the restaurant uses canned albacore tuna.
ThunderCloud Subs — 1901 Nacogdoches Rd. #103: ThunderCloud Subs also offers a tuna salad sandwich for $4.99 or $6.29, depending on size. Its signature sub called "Texas Tuna" includes avocados and jalapeños. A restaurant worker said Chicken of the Sea is used.
Picnikins — 6901 Blanco Rd. and 5811 University Heights Blvd.: Picnikins' classic tuna salad sandwich is housemade and includes lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise for $8.50. A spokesperson from the restaurant said the tuna is 100 percent albacore tuna.
26 June, 2021 - 06:30am
Speaking to FOX Business, the fast food franchise called the claims “baseless” and “threatening” to its business. “A recent New York Times report indicates that DNA testing is an unreliable methodology for identifying processed tuna,” a spokesperson for Subway said. “This report supports and reflects the position that Subway has taken in relation to a meritless lawsuit filed in California and with respect to DNA testing as a means to identify cooked proteins. DNA testing is simply not a reliable way to identify denatured proteins, like Subway’s tuna, which was cooked before it was tested.”
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