Home » Lifestyle » Subway defends its tuna footlong sandwich, claims DNA test is 'not reliable'
Subway defends its tuna footlong sandwich, claims DNA test is 'not reliable'
Subway fighting with its franchise locations over sandwich promotion
Tracee Carrasco on Subway
Subway is defending its tuna following a wave of accusations that it’s fake calling the claims "baseless" and "threatening" to its business.
The sandwich chain on Wednesday said a recent New York Times report claiming lab tests found no tuna DNA in its sandwiches is false.
"A recent New York Times report indicates that DNA testing is an unreliable methodology for identifying processed tuna," a spokesperson for Subway told FOX Business in a statement. "This report supports and reflects the position that Subway has taken in relation to a meritless lawsuit filed in California and with respect to DNA testing as a means to identify cooked proteins. DNA testing is simply not a reliable way to identify denatured proteins, like Subway’s tuna, which was cooked before it was tested."