When we go to a restaurant we expect to receive exactly what we are asking for: That is not too radical a statement. However, one lawsuit claims that a restaurant is promoting a product that turns out to be something very different.
Recently a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Subway’s Tuna Sandwich does not contain any tuna whatsoever.
The restaurant describes their sandwich as “flaked tuna mixed with creamy mayonnaise and then topped with your choice of crisp, fresh vegetables” but it seems that this is nowhere near true, at least in the part where they mention tuna.
Lawsuit Shows There’s No Tuna In Subway’s Tuna Sandwich
The lawsuit indicates that multiple samples were taken at different Subway branches in California and were later analyzed in independent laboratories, obtaining the surprising result that none of the samples had any trace of tuna. Instead, it is a concoction of various ingredients that Subway has passed off as tuna to achieve higher sales at lower costs, putting at risk not only the quality of the product but the health of its consumers.
“We discovered that the ingredients were not tuna or fish,” said the plaintiff’s attorney.
On their behalf, the fast-food company has defended itself by stating that the content of the sandwich in dispute is, of course, tuna. They also say that it is wild-catch like most of the tuna sold in the world and that there are very few levels of bluefin and yellowfin farmed tuna.
The lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin, both residents of Alameda County in the Bay Area, but the attorneys intend to get the claim certified as a class action so that more people can join it if they have consumed this sandwich after January 21, 2017.
The case will have to be reviewed during the next few months and we hope that the good of the consumers can be clarified.