Subway Launched An Entire Website To Prove Their Tuna Is Real Once And For All

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Photo credit: Justin Sullivan - Getty Images
Photo credit: Justin Sullivan - Getty Images

If you've been keeping up with Subway news, especially surrounding a recent investigation of their tuna products, it may not be much of a shocker to you that the company has made a website all about their tuna claiming it's absolutely real. On the other hand, if you have absolutely *no* idea what I'm talking about when it comes to Subway's tuna...here's everything you need to know.

In January of this year, The Washington Post reported Subway was facing a lawsuit that claimed their tuna products are not tuna at all. Still, Subway stood by the fact that they use all real tuna products in their stores, though it may be worth noting that the sandwich chain recently underwent a total menu revamp.

Following the report from The Washington Post, The New York Times started an investigation to get to the bottom of the mysterious tuna by purchasing a Subway tuna sandwich and sending the fish off to a lab that specializes in fish testing. Ultimately, the lab got back to the paper and said that: “No amplifiable tuna DNA was present in the sample and so we obtained no amplification products from the DNA. Therefore, we cannot identify the species.”

These results either mean that the tuna is so heavily processed that the present tuna could not be identified, or what was identified was not tuna. The recently launched SubwayTunaFacts.com is arguing the former, but is saying that the lab testing was not legitimate. The first pop-up you see when entering the site says: "What actually happened is that the New York Times commissioned a test that couldn’t detect tuna DNA in their sample. According to scientific experts, this is not unusual when testing cooked tuna and it absolutely doesn’t mean the sample that was tested contained zero tuna."

Additionally, answers from Subway about where they source their fish, their quality control processes, and additional information about the margin of error in lab tests are talked about in-depth on the site. You can check out the Subway Tuna Facts website here.

Subway did not immediately respond to Delish's request for comment.

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