Subway tuna remains a mystery: NYT

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6/20/2021 6:17:00 PM

Subway was sued for allegedly mislabeling its tuna as tuna. The New York Times tried to get to the bottom of the mystery.

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Seeking to get to the bottom of the mystery, the New York Times on Sundaypublished a reportwith results of a commercial lab analysis of"60 inches worth of Subway tuna sandwiches" purchased from three different locations in Los Angeles. The tuna meat was removed, froze, and shipped for testing.

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The results:"No amplifiable tuna DNA was present in the sample and so we obtained no amplification products from the DNA," the email read."Therefore, we cannot identify the species."A spokesperson for the lab told the Times that the results pointed to two possible scenarios."One, it's so heavily processed that whatever we could pull out, we couldn't make an identification. Or we got some and there's just nothing there that's tuna," the spokesperson said.

Tuna experts also emphasized to the Times that once fish like tuna has been cooked, its protein becomes broken down, or denatured, making it extremely difficult to identify.The newspaper also notes that it's not the first to try and uncover whether Subway's popular tuna sandwich do indeed contain all tuna. headtopics.com

Inside Edition did its own investigation in New Yorkand found the tuna purchased in the sandwiches was in fact tuna. Meantime, Subway continues to fight a class-action complaint filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California alleging it makes false claims about its tuna meat.

The lawsuit alleges"independent testing repeatedly affirmed" Subway makes the tuna product with no actual tuna fish, but it did not name the agencies that conducted such tests. The suit also claims Subway profits off mislabeling the tuna products by using cheaper ingredients.

Subwayhas dismissed the claims as baseless."These claims are meritless," a Subway spokesperson said in a statement to Insider in January."Tuna is one of our most popular sandwiches. Our restaurants receive 100% wild-caught tuna, mix it with mayonnaise and serve on a freshly made sandwich to our guests."

"Subway will vigorously defend itself against these and any other baseless efforts to mischaracterize and tarnish the high-quality products that Subway and its franchisees provide to their customers," the statement added.NewsletterSign up for the Insider Life newsletter for the best of real estate, fitness, food, travel and style. headtopics.com

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2 questions: 1. can they find tuna DNA in canned tuna that is frozen & sent in for identification? 2. why not compare composition of amino acids or proteins of Subway's supposed tuna & mayo with known similarly cooked/processed tuna & mayo instead of DNA? More reliable good luck

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