Subway launches an entire website to address #tunagate
They're very determined
Subway – the world famous fast food chain that specializes in sandwiches – states on its website that the tuna it uses for its sandwiches is real.
However, The Sunday Times began investigating the matter by purchasing a tuna sandwich from Subway and sending the tuna sample to a lab that specializes in fish testing. The newspaper reports that, according to the lab, "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".
It all began in January 2021, when The Washington Post reported Subway was facing a lawsuit regarding the actual origins of the tuna they use and after that, The Washington Post story and The Sunday Times investigation, Subway decided they'd had enough and launch a website to address the 'tunagate'.
According to SubwayTunaFacts.com - this is the website - Subway says: "What actually happened is that the New York Times commissioned a test that couldn’t detect tuna DNA in their sample. According to scientific experts, this is not unusual when testing cooked tuna and it absolutely doesn’t mean the sample that was tested contained zero tuna."
Subway uses wild-caught skipjack tuna sourced from sustainable fisheries. A favorite among sub lovers, our tuna is high-quality, premium and 100% real.
In addition to that, you'll find detailed information as to where they source their fish, their quality control processes as well as info about the margin of error in lab test. It seems they're really determined to prove their tuna is real.