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Subway's Tuna Salad is everything but Tuna


Do you just enjoy the tuna sandwich from subway with the 3 or 5 nice scoups, depending on the size of your sandwich? Full disclosure, i like my tuna with buttery crackers, not bread.. but anyway.. You may want to rethink your next run to subway for that tuna sandwich on wheat or flatbread.


Subway describes its tuna sandwich as “freshly baked bread” layered with “flaked tuna blended with creamy mayo then topped with your choice of crisp, fresh veggies.” It’s a description designed to activate the saliva glands — and separate you from your money.


It’s also fiction, at least partially, according to a recent lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint alleges the ingredient billed as “tuna” for the chain’s sandwiches and wraps contains absolutely no tuna.


The star ingredient, according to the lawsuit, is “made from anything but tuna.” Based on independent lab tests of “multiple samples” taken from Subway locations in California, the “tuna” is “a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna,” according to the complaint.


One of the attorneys for the plaintiff declined to say exactly what ingredients the lab tests revealed but did say that they found the ingredients were not tuna and not fish.

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