Subway Being Sued After Their ‘Tuna’ Is Revealed to Not Even Be Made of Real Fish

CBS2 Chicago

Next time you find yourself at Subway for a footlong, be sure to stick with their turkey or chicken options—and NOT the tuna. As it turns out, the tuna at the American fast food joint is allegedly not made from real fish.

The allegations began when two California college students, Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin, filed a lawsuit in San Francisco federal court accusing the Subway franchise of making false claims regarding its tuna meat.

The case was taken seriously and the plaintiffs performed independent lab tests of samples of tuna taken from several Subway locations in California. And the results were a bit hard on the stomach.

The tests showed that the “tuna” is a “mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by [Subway] to imitate the appearance of tuna,’ the complaint stated.

In a twist to the story, Subway is claiming that their tuna is, in fact, real tuna, and the claims that it’s not are just plain old wrong.

“These claims are meritless,” a Subway representative stated. “There simply is no truth to the allegations in the complaint that was filed.”

“Subway delivers 100 percent cooked tuna to its restaurants, which is mixed with mayonnaise and used in freshly made sandwiches, wraps, and salads that are served to and enjoyed by our guests,” the representative continued. “The taste and quality of our tuna make it one of Subway’s most popular products and these baseless accusations threaten to damage our franchisees, small business owners who work tirelessly to uphold the high standards that Subway sets for all of its products, including its tuna.”

The statement also mentioned that they believed the claim was just the named plaintiffs’ attorney targeting the food industry. It was also noted that Subway intends to fight these claims if they’re not soon dismissed.

However, the plaintiffs’ attorney, Shalini Dogra, fought back, stating firmly: “We found that the ingredients were not tuna and not fish.”

Dogra’s clients, Dhanowa and Amin, are attempting to get their claim certified as a class action, which would mean other people dissatisfied with Subway’s tuna sandwiches could join which in the lawsuit (you would have had to purchase a tuna sandwich or tuna wrap sometime after January 21, 2017). Eat fresh, right?

To hear more on the potential lawsuit, check out the video below.

Are you a fan of Subway sandwiches? Have you ever had any suspicions that Subway’s tuna wasn’t really tuna?