Subway Launches Web site In Protection Of Its Tuna Sandwich In accordance To NYT Report
Subway hit the headlines again by launching a website aimed at dismissing critics who claim their tuna sandwich is fake.
The website subwaytunafacts.com conducted a tuna fact check which found that a recent New York Times investigation into which its tuna is fake was a myth.
“What actually happened is that the New York Times commissioned a test that couldn’t find any tuna DNA in their sample. According to scientific experts, this is not uncommon when testing cooked tuna and absolutely does not mean that the sample tested contained zero tuna, “the website says.
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It also cites a USA TODAY Fact Check that assessed that the investigation is lacking context, as various tests have found tuna in subway sandwiches and experts said canned tuna are denatured when cooked.
Subway boss John Chidsey said in a CNN interview that the website “will walk you through all of science”.
“People love our tuna. We are very proud of our tuna, so I think this really is the end of the story,” said Chidsey.
After a class action lawsuit was filed in January in the US District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that Subway’s tuna was a “mixture of brews,” the New York Times opened an investigation to find out the truth.
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Reporter Julia Carmel wrote in her story that she used a commercial laboratory that could test a tuna sample from various sandwiches on the California subway. Carmel called a lab spokesman who specialized in fish testing.
After sending tuna samples to the laboratory, Carmel received the results after a month of waiting: either the meat was too heavily processed to be identified, or there was simply no tuna DNA.
Subway’s new website declines the investigation, saying that additional information from food DNA testing company Applied Food Technologies shows that testing when processing tuna is not always conclusive.
“I say follow the science and if you follow the science the tuna DNA will be denatured once it is cooked. That means there is nothing more you can say while testing, ”Chidsey told CNN.