SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two San Francisco Bay Space residents get sued the rapid-meals chain Subway alleging that its tuna is “anything else but tuna” and calling it “tuna salad” constitutes fraud and false advertising.
Plaintiffs Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin, two Alameda County residents, claim in their lawsuit filed final week in U.S. District Court docket for the Northern District of California that Subway has been attempting to “capitalize on the highest payment designate patrons are willing to pay for tuna,” the East Bay Events reported Thursday.
Dhanowa and Amin had samples from plenty of California restaurants analyzed and the filling was optimistic to be “a mix of a gigantic preference of concoctions that accomplish no longer pronounce tuna, yet get been blended collectively by defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna,” in accordance with the complaint. On the other hand, the complaint doesn’t direct precisely what the lab exams discovered in lieu of tuna.
In a observation, Subway acknowledged the accusations are “reckless and spoiled” and that the company supposed to “vigorously protect itself.”
“The taste and quality of our tuna make it one in all Subway’s most standard products and these baseless accusations threaten to disaster our franchisees, puny industry homeowners who work tirelessly to uphold the excessive standards that Subway models for all of its products, including its tuna,” the company acknowledged.
The plaintiffs are represented by Lanier Legislation Firm of Houston and Shalini Dogra of the Dogra Legislation Community of Santa Monica. The attorneys did no longer make their possibilities on hand for comment.
Per the swimsuit, the attorneys for Dhanowa and Amin are hoping to rep the claim licensed as a category action, which might maybe presumably allow diverse customers who bought Subway’s tuna sandwiches and wraps after Jan. 21, 2017, in California to be half of the case.
The corporate acknowledged the lawsuit looks to be “half of a pattern wherein the named plaintiffs’ attorneys get been focused on the meals substitute with the arrangement to make a name for themselves.”
“Subway will vigorously protect itself against these and any diverse baseless efforts to mischaracterize and tarnish the excessive-quality products that Subway and its franchisees provide to their customers, in California and across the field, and intends to battle these claims by design of all on hand avenues if they’re no longer straight away dismissed,” it acknowledged.