Subway denies the claims, saying that tuna is real and 'wild caught'
It's the old bait and switch... or is that some kind of lame fish pun. Regardless of my lame attempt to be funny, the latest lawsuit against the sandwich giant, Subway, is nothing to laugh about.
I have an important message for anybody who may have recently consumed a footlong of tuna from Subway, or even a 6". What you ate might not have been tuna... or even fish. If you listen to the people suing them for just that reason.
Before I go on, it should be noted that Subway denies the claims and claims: "Ours is 100% real wild-caught tuna. 100% delicious. Save 15% online on one tuna footlong with promo code: ITSREAL"
Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin of Alameda County, however, disagree. The pair filed a lawsuit in San Francisco federal court last week accusing the American fast food restaurant franchise of misrepresenting its tuna sandwich.
The legal document states that “independent testing has repeatedly affirmed, the products are made from anything but tuna.” It goes on to say that Subway’s tuna is actually “made from a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna.” The filing alleges Subway has continued to use the fake tuna because it costs less than real tuna.
“Aware that consumers place a heightened value on tuna as an ingredient, defendants deliberately make false and misleading claims about the composition of the products to increase profits at the expense of unsuspecting buyers,” the suit states. The women say they were “were tricked into buying food items that wholly lacked the ingredient they reasonably thought they were purchasing.” The women said they would have never purchased Subway’s tuna or would have bought it for a lower price.
Subway spoke with DailyMail about the lawsuits saying "There simply is no truth to the allegations in the complaint that was filed in California".
"Subway delivers 100 % 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 spokesperson 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. Given the facts, the lawsuit constitutes a reckless and improper attack on Subway's brand and goodwill, and on the livelihood of its California franchisees. There is no basis in law or fact for the plaintiffs' claims, which are frivolous and are being pursued without adequate investigation."