Subway’s tuna sandwich has no tuna DNA, tests find

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Is there tuna in Subway tuna?

The chain says it serves "100% wild-caught, cooked tuna" mixed with mayonnaise. Subway also says tuna is one of its most popular sandwich fillings. Business InsiderSubway says the drama surrounding the New York Times' tuna story is based on a misunderstanding

What kind of fish is in Subway tuna?

The lab says the tuna was either so heavily processed that the tuna DNA wasn't identifiable or that no tuna was used. Subway says it uses the skipjack and yellowfin tuna and that there's "simply no truth to the allegations." WLS-TVNo tuna DNA found in Subway's tuna sandwich, according to NYT lab test

Is Subway selling real tuna?

“We only sell skipjack and yellowfin tuna. It is sourced from fisheries with non-threatened stock levels. Furthermore, we have a global ban on the sale of tuna species that come from anything less than healthy stocks, for example, Albacore and Tongol,” the statement read. masslive.comStudy finds no tuna in Subway sandwiches; either fake fish or too cooked to tell

Fact or Fiction: No tuna in Subway tuna sandwich?

ABC 10 News 24 June, 2021 - 09:45am

Where`s the tuna? Investigation reveals important ingredient missing in Subway`s sandwich

WION 24 June, 2021 - 09:45am

The matter came to light when two customers filed a lawsuit in California alleging that Subway’s tuna sandwiches are made from 'anything but tuna'

Subway, the global sandwich shop chain, is famous for their delicious ‘subs’. But it turned out that there might be a foul play of ingredients in their food.

A lab test, commissioned by the New York Times, found no trace of tuna DNA in a few samples of Subway’s tuna sandwiches.

To investigate the ingredients of the famous sandwich, a reporter from the New York Times got "more than 60in worth of Subway tuna sandwiches" from three stores in Los Angeles and put them to a specialised fish-testing lab for a DNA test.

"There’s two conclusions, one, it's so heavily processed that whatever we could pull out, we couldn’t make an identification," a lab spokesperson was quoted by the Times. "Or we got some and there's just nothing there that’s tuna."

The matter came to light when two customers filed a lawsuit in California alleging that Subway’s tuna sandwiches are made from "anything but tuna”. They claimed the sandwiches are "made from a mixture of various concoctions”, ingredients "blended together … to imitate the appearance of tuna".

After the accusation, Subway started advertising their sandwiches as "100% real wild-caught tuna" on its website and even offered a 15 per cent discount with promo code "ITSREAL".

Subway has not yet commented on the issue yet.

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Subway Responds to Lab Analysis Report Finding No Tuna DNA in Tuna Sandwich

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The Times commissioned lab analysis after ordering “60 inches worth of Subway tuna sandwiches” from three separate locations in Los Angeles. The study determined that the submitted samples didn’t contain tuna DNA or a species that could be identified. “No amplifiable tuna DNA was present in the sample and so we obtained no amplification products from the DNA,” the report read. “Therefore, we cannot identify the species.” 

The lab test was conducted months after a lawsuit was filed against Subway, alleging that the sandwich chain uses “a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna.” Their claims were supported by independent lab tests which suggest these mysterious ingredients are “blended together” in an effort to “imitate” the appearance of tuna. 

Inside Edition conducted an investigation of its own, ordering sandwiches from three locations in New York City. The study revealed that the provided samples contained tuna. 

As alarming as these findings may appear, there are a number of possible reasons why there was no tuna DNA present in the samples.

“There’s two conclusions. One, it’s so heavily processed that whatever we could pull out, we couldn’t make an identification,” a lab spokesperson explained. “Or we got some and there’s just nothing there that’s tuna.” A fish expert also posits if identifying the sample was made difficult because the protein was broken down after being cooked. 

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