- July 13, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Subway Restaurants CEO John Chidsey explains why he is defending the company’s tuna and why it was ‘the one thing we didn’t touch’ in the menu revamp.
Subway Restaurants CEO John Chidsey addressed the tuna controversy on “Mornings with Maria” on Tuesday, saying sandwiches contain “100% tuna” and that the company stands behind the product after a lab report found there’s no actual tuna DNA in its sandwiches and wraps.
The New York Times had 60 inches of Subway tuna sandwiches from three different restaurants in Los Angeles lab tested after the chain was accused in a lawsuit reported earlier this year, alleging the fish is made from “a mixture of various concoctions,” first reported by the Washington Post.
The tuna was frozen and sent out to the lab, which determined “no amplifiable tuna DNA was present in the sample and so we obtained no amplification products from the DNA. Therefore, we cannot identify the species,” according to the…