A Lab ran a test to see if Subway Tuna Sandwich contained actual tuna DNA
HAS BIG SUB AND TUNA BEEN LYING TO AMERICA?
The New York Times sent Subway tuna sandwiches from three different locations for lab analysis after a lawsuit filed earlier this year alleging Subway was serving “a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna.” The suit claims that lab tests showed Subway was trying to “imitate” tuna’s appearance by putting together unknown ingredients.
The study could not identify tuna DNA, and even worse, the lab couldn’t even determine the origins of the fish in the provided sandwiches.
The official wording from the lab is: “No amplifiable tuna DNA was present in the sample and so we obtained no amplification products from the DNA. Therefore, we cannot identify the species,” and "it’s so heavily processed that whatever we could pull out, we couldn’t make an identification,” a lab spokesperson said.
Subway employees have tried to disprove this by showing on social media that “Flaked White Tuna in Brine” written on the box.
This however comes as another blow to Subway after an Irish Court ruled that Subway's sandwiches couldn’t legally be referred to as "bread"