Subway has been accused of selling fake tuna and committing footlong fraud in its sandwiches and wraps, according to a lawsuit claiming that the fish is actually made with "a mixture of various concoctions.
The complaint was filed with the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California, which tested "multiple samples" of the sandwich filling at independent labs. The reports cleared that the medley ingredient was combined together to make it look like tuna, however, there was no tuna or fish present.
An attorney refused to mention what exactly ingredients were found during the lab tests.
Two plaintiffs have sued the sandwich chain under federal and state claims for fraud, intentional misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment, among other offenses. According to the plaintiffs, they lied and "tricked into buying food items that wholly lacked the ingredients they reasonably thought they were purchasing."
One of the spokespersons for Subway said that their chain only serves real tuna. Katia Noll, senior director for global food safety and quality at Subway said, "Tuna is one of our most popular sandwiches. Our restaurants receive pure tuna, mix it with mayonnaise and serve on a freshly made sandwich to our guests."