Lawsuit over authenticity of Subway’s tuna dismissed

A Subway Restaurants employee builds a sandwich.

A lawsuit filed in 2021 claiming that Subway Restaurants’ tuna did not contain any actual tuna fish has been dismissed by a U.S. federal judge.

The lawsuit, filed by plaintiffs Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin, originally claimed that the tuna used in Subway’s wraps and sandwiches contained no actual fish. As the lawsuit progressed, the lawsuit later shifted focus to the sustainability of the tuna, before those claims were dismissed as not being specific enough. Then, the two plaintiffs filed another revised class-action suit which contended that pork and chicken were mixed with the tuna, instead of it being “100 percent tuna.”

The lawsuit continued until May 2023, when Amin asked U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tiger to dismiss the case, stating that severe ... 

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