The suit, per the Washington Post, was recently filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and alleges that the ingredient in question is actually “a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna.”
While a Subway rep quoted in the report said the claims of the suit are “without merit” and said the company’s tuna is tuna, the suit cites results of independent lab tests that allegedly showed the “concoctions” are “blended together” by the company to “imitate” tuna’s appearance.
The plaintiffs—Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin of the Bay Area—have sued the ubiquitous sandwich brand for fraud, intentional misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and additional claims. Attorneys are said to be aiming to get the claim certified as a class action to allow for potentially thousands of Subway tuna-consuming customers in the state to join the case, so long as they consumed that tuna after Jan. 21, 2017.
In the description for the tuna salad option on its website, Subway says the dish includes “flaked tuna in brine” and additional ingredients.
Complex has reached out to reps for Subway for additional comment.
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