If you’re a Subway fan, then this report might just change your mind entirely…
The New York Times reported over the weekend that tests conducted at a commercial lab identified Subway’s tuna sandwich contained no traces of tuna.
They analyzed sixty inches of the sandwich from 3 separate stores around Los Angeles.
They then sent the samples to a commercial food testing lab, where they tested to see if the substance had any of the 5 different tuna species.
The results came back from the lab, saying: “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.”
A spokesperson for the lab said there were 2 different possibilities for these results…
“One, it’s so heavily processed that whatever we could pull out, we couldn’t make an identification,” the spokesperson said, “Or we got some and there’s just nothing there that’s tuna.”
The Food and Drug Administration recognizes fifteen species of fish that can be labeled “tuna.”
The report comes as Subway faces a lawsuit that their tuna sandwich doesn’t in fact contain tuna.
Subway emailed the Times after the report was conducted…
Saying it “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.”
Well, we know what we won’t be ordering next time we’re at Subway!