In a newly filed California class action lawsuit, Subway has once again been accused of deceiving customers with its Tuna Sandwich option.
Despite claiming that the menu offering contains “100 percent tuna,” tests conducted by marine biologists noted in the lawsuit found “no detectable tuna DNA sequences.” From 20 samples acquired at different Subway locations throughout Southern California, all 20 samples contained detectable sequences of chicken DNA, 11 contained traces of pork DNA and seven featured cattle DNA.
Serving as the third lawsuit filed by Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin, the two states, the “Defendants do not take sufficient measures to control or prevent the known risks of adulteration to its tuna products.” Adding, “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.” Dhanowa and Amin are seeking unspecified damages from Subway for violations of California consumer protection laws.
Subway has offered a response to the latest lawsuit, “The plaintiffs have filed three meritless complaints, changing their story each time.” Highlighting, “This third, most recent amended claim, was filed only after their prior complaint was rightfully dismissed by a federal judge. 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.”
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