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There are been plenty of lawsuits against fast-food restaurants in recent years and Subway seems to have found its way into the crosshairs. This is due to a class-action lawsuit filed in California.

Interestingly enough, this class-action lawsuit involves something that we have heard before. Subway has, at times, come under fire for issues surrounding its tuna sandwich and this lawsuit is backing it up.

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The problem is, Subway lists on its menu that their tuna sandwich contains “100% tuna.” That wouldn’t be a problem in and of itself, but according to the Washington Post, Marine biologists have conducted tests and found “no detectable tuna DNA sequences.”

In order to come up with the data, they went to different Subway locations and took 20 samples from Southern California.

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In each of the samples, DNA from chicken was detected. In 11 of the samples, they detected pork DNA, and cattle DNA was found in seven of the samples.

This is the third lawsuit filed by Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin. They are looking for unspecified damages from Subway due to their apparent violation of consumer protection laws in California.

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Subway was not about to take this lying down. According to the Washington Post, they responded to the lawsuit, saying: “The plaintiffs have filed three meritless complaints, changing their story each time.” They also claimed that it was only after a federal judge dismissed their prior complaint that they filed this third complaint.

As you can imagine, Subway is busy evaluating the claim and will move to dismiss the lawsuit entirely. In their words: “The fact remains that Subway tuna is real and strictly regulated by the FDA in the U.S., and other government entities around the world.”

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