"It's Not Fake Anymore"-Subway Tuna Lawsuit & It's Insights

“It’s Not Fake Anymore”-Subway Tuna Lawsuit & Its Insights

This year surely filled with so many lawsuits controversies against some of the elite brands in the world. It doesn’t matter what they sell or provide service, what matters that such news is exclusive and people are more interested in it.

In March Nike filed a lawsuit against MSCHF over copying Satan’s shoes, which roamed all over the news channels and became the center of attention.

Source: The Today Show

But this time one of the famous food franchises, Subway faces a lawsuit on 21 January in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for offering fake Tuna subways to the customers.

Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin are the main ones who claimed that’s not tuna and there every Subway trolls, memes began.

Subway Fake Tuna & Lawsuit

It’s not just the fish, it has become a big mystery for everyone on the internet. For those who don’t know, Tuna is one of the most famous American seafood and having such fake tuna in a sandwich raises lots of questions.

Source: New York Times

The leading American newspaper outlet ‘The New York Times’ came forward and started playing their part in the investigation whether it’s true or not.

The moment this lawsuit filed in California, Subway immediately denied all the allegations against them.

“There simply is no truth to the allegations in the complaint that was filed in California,” not only that one of their spokespersons wrote an email to the New York Times and said,


“Subway delivers 100 percent cooked tuna to its restaurants, mixed with mayonnaise and used in freshly made sandwiches, wraps, and salads that served to and enjoyed by our guests.”

Journalist Julia Carmel & Commercial Lab

Source: New York Times

New York Times Journalist Julia Carmel came forward to lead the investigation and she used a commercial lab for the Tuna test sample from different sandwiches all across California Subways. Carmel arranged a doctor whose officially a specialist in fish testing.

But no other personal information regarding the lab or the doctor revealed due to the high profile.

Carmela wrote, “He agreed to test the tuna, but asked that the lab not be named in this article, as he did not want to jeopardize any opportunities to work directly with America’s largest sandwich chain,”

Source: BBC

What the lab will do? They will take a PCR test, that would surely create copies of a specific DNA sample and it would reveal whether the real Tuna is involved or not.

After the test, Lab found two conclusions, “either the meat was too heavily processed to be identified, or there’s simply no tuna DNA, to begin with.”

Further added that if the Tuna once cooked its DNA becomes denatured that makes way difficult for the specialists to identify the fish.

Court Judgement, Subway Is Innocent

Source: The News

After several independent lab tests, the court gave their judgment, “multiple samples” taken from Subway locations in California, the tuna is “a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna.”

As per the Washington Post, Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin intentionally deliberately accused subway and tried to jeopardize their reputation.

In return, both of them didn’t agree on the judgment and argued about it.

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