Fast-food sandwich chain Subway is now facing a class action lawsuit over the contents of the tuna product offered by the company to customers.
A New York Times weekend report looked at what would go into the tuna giveaways-and even had a lab try out some sandwiches. The Times said the lab did not find identifiable tuna DNA in the tuna sandwiches tested on paper.
For the report, Times reporter Julia Carmel purchased 60 -inch Subway tuna sandwiches from three different franchises across Los Angeles.
Carmel said he took the tuna from the sandwiches, froze it, and then paid $ 500 for analysis from a third-party commercial food testing laboratory to perform a PCR test to find out what the food ingredient is. The lab, he said, “is already wary of the challenges of identifying a fish that has been cooked at least once, mixed in May, frozen and shipped across the country,” but approved the test no matter what. .
The lab – its identity not disclosed – tested the fish for a period of 30 days and determined that “no amplifying tuna DNA was present in the sample,” and thus the laboratory did not obtain any “amplifying products. from DNA. “
“Because of this,” the lab concluded with its findings, “we can’t tell the difference.” – READ MORE
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