Lab Analysis Determines Tuna Could Not Be Found In Subway’s Tuna Sandwiches

Is the Tuna as fake as some of these Birkins? Chile, it might be!

According to reports, Subway may not be serving real tuna sandwiches. The New York Times published a study that revealed lab tests didn’t find any “amplifiable tuna DNA” in Subway’s tuna sandwich.

Amid a lawsuit against Subway that accused the company of imitating tuna by blending components, the publication reportedly submitted “60 inches worth of Subway tuna sandwiches” from several restaurants located in Los Angeles.

The study revealed that they couldn’t detect any tuna, nor could the study determine the actual components of the fish that the sandwiches are made with.

“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,” the report says.

Ultimately, it appears that there are only two conclusions, according to a lab spokesperson.

“[There are] two conclusions. One, it’s so heavily processed that whatever we could pull out, we couldn’t make an identification,” the lab spokesperson explained. “Or we got some and there’s just nothing there that’s tuna.”

A tuna expert apparently also pointed out that protein can be difficult to determine after being cooked.

In a statement given to @Complex, Subway stated, in part, that the claims are baseless. “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,”

Roomies, are y’all still eating these sandwiches or nah?


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