Amended Lawsuit Accuses Subway's Tuna Meat of Containing Chicken, Pork, Cattle

Amended Lawsuit Accuses Subway’s Tuna Meat of Containing Chicken, Pork, Cattle

According to an amended lawsuit, Subway’s meat is questionable and allegedly contains chicken, pork, and cattle.

The lawsuit accuses Subway of lying to the public about its tuna, claiming that mystery meat actually contains trace amounts of chicken, pork, and cattle DNA, according to new lab tests.

It’s the third amended lawsuit filed against Subway this year by plaintiffs Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin in a federal court in San Francisco, the New York Post reported.

The latest amendment, which was filed on Monday, said the two collected 20 tuna samples from 20 Subway restaurants in southern California and then submitted them for testing at the Barber Lab at UCLA’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Apparently, the lab claims 19 of the 20 samples contained “no detectable tuna DNA sequences whatsoever.” It also claimed all 20 samples had “detectable sequences of chicken DNA,” and 11 samples contained pork DNA and seven contained cattle DNA.

The findings contradict the fast-food chain’s claim that it offers “100 percent tuna.” this could host numerous potential ethical violations related to dietary and religious restrictions.

The plaintiffs say Subway stores in California aren’t protecting its tuna supply chain.

“Defendants do not take sufficient measures to control or prevent the known risks of adulteration to its tuna products. On the contrary, they actively perpetuate actions and steps that encourage mixing or allowing non-tuna ingredients to make their way into the tuna products,” the lawsuit contends.

However, the sandwich chain still stands by its protect, claiming its tuna is real.

A spokesman for the eatery bashed the current lawsuit, saying that “Subway tuna is high-quality, wild-caught, 100 percent tuna.”

“The plaintiffs have filed three meritless complaints, changing their story each time. This third, most recent amended claim, was filed only after their prior complaint was rightfully dismissed by a federal judge,” the spokesman said.

“Our legal team is in the process of evaluating the plaintiffs’ amended claim, and will once again file a new motion to dismiss this reckless and improper lawsuit. The fact remains that Subway tuna is real and strictly regulated by the FDA in the U.S., and other government entities around the world.”

About Crystal Gross

Crystal joined BallerAlert in 2020 to renew her passion for writing. She is a Kentucky native who now lives in the heart of Atlanta. She enjoys reading, politics, traveling, and of course writing.

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