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(Washington Post)   Old and busted: yoga mat chemical in the bread, non-tesselated cheese. New lawsuitness: the tuna salad contains no fish whatsoever   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2021-01-28 5:34:37 AM  
Ought to be a quick lawsuit.  Test sammiches from here and there, look at results

/instead it's going to be a long term farkfest because lawsuits - yay!
//unless they're going the Rudy "evidence schmevidence!" route
///in which case it would be a 1 minute lawsuit
 
433 [TotalFark]
2021-01-28 6:19:52 AM  
TFA let me read it through MS Edge's InPrivate window, which is rare for The Post.  If the plaintiffs really do have a case, and I doubt they've brought it based on evidence from locations in one city and dirty kitchens, it's the kind of thing that could bring a massive sandwich chain down for a year or few while no one really notices and goes about their day anyway.  Shame that's where we are.

This is an interesting one to watch.  I've bought crap and known it, but getting served a lie at a higher price is galling.
 
2021-01-28 6:29:52 AM  
Is any of their food actual food?

Still convinced their grilled chicken is more "yoga mat" than their bread.  Has the taste and consistency of pressed rubber foam.
 
2021-01-28 6:31:59 AM  

433: TFA let me read it through MS Edge's InPrivate window, which is rare for The Post.  If the plaintiffs really do have a case, and I doubt they've brought it based on evidence from locations in one city and dirty kitchens, it's the kind of thing that could bring a massive sandwich chain down for a year or few while no one really notices and goes about their day anyway.  Shame that's where we are.

This is an interesting one to watch.  I've bought crap and known it, but getting served a lie at a higher price is galling.


For articles you truly do want to read despite any software blocks/what have you you can just look the article title up and read the google cache version.

/yes there are browsers and add-ons and bears oh my to do so too
//but rarely will any one or even two solutions cover even most of everything
///and some do not want to switch browsers just to deal with the annoyance
 
433 [TotalFark]
2021-01-28 6:35:14 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: For articles


Thank you very much, SJC.  I'm limited with my laptop so any tips really do help.  Have a great weekend!
 
2021-01-28 7:03:02 AM  

433: TFA let me read it through MS Edge's InPrivate window, which is rare for The Post.  If the plaintiffs really do have a case, and I doubt they've brought it based on evidence from locations in one city and dirty kitchens, it's the kind of thing that could bring a massive sandwich chain down for a year or few while no one really notices and goes about their day anyway.  Shame that's where we are.

This is an interesting one to watch.  I've bought crap and known it, but getting served a lie at a higher price is galling.


"Dirty kitchens" wouldn't cause "no tuna whatsoever" results. That's not how good labs work. If they did take samples of actual Subway "toona" to a legit food lab and it said "no tuna here" it would be pretty damning. I'm sure whatever The Corp brings into Court will be line-caught bluefin in handmade aioli.
 
2021-01-28 7:29:33 AM  
Interesting that they should go at such drastic measures to cut costs. The article isn't clear, are they using something like soy protein and flavoring, or maybe just a different type of a fish instead of tuna? Is it possible their supplier is substituting tuna with a cheaper fish or something?

It definitely is not good for the company image that this happens, after it was found that their chicken sandwiches are full of fillers, and that their cold cuts are turkey based...
 
2021-01-28 7:44:16 AM  

finnished: Interesting that they should go at such drastic measures to cut costs. The article isn't clear, are they using something like soy protein and flavoring, or maybe just a different type of a fish instead of tuna? Is it possible their supplier is substituting tuna with a cheaper fish or something?

It definitely is not good for the company image that this happens, after it was found that their chicken sandwiches are full of fillers, and that their cold cuts are turkey based...


what was "filler" in the 20th century is now a  "plant based lower calorie alternative"

actually only the coldcut combo is turkey, for me that's a selling point.

"Subway; crap but better than fried crap"
 
2021-01-28 7:49:38 AM  
brainlordmesomorph:
what was "filler" in the 20th century is now a  "plant based lower calorie alternative"

actually only the coldcut combo is turkey, for me that's a selling point.

"Subway; crap but better than fried crap"


Yeah it absolutely COULD be a selling point for them to offer a lower calorie, or perhaps lower sodium alternatives to regular cured meats. Offer it as an option. Heck, charge $0.50 extra, but if all you think about is cost, then you miss on the opportunity.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2021-01-28 7:53:12 AM  

anuran: "Dirty kitchens" wouldn't cause "no tuna whatsoever" results


I think you might have picked my post apart in a way I did not intend - I meant to paint a picture and not imply that cross-contamination of DNA samples could have somehow altered the what the fark ever.

Trying to tell anyone anything, let alone post on the web, is a game of telephone.  You have a good one, enjoy your weekend anuran.
 
2021-01-28 8:17:18 AM  
Your first mistake was going to Subway.
 
2021-01-28 8:50:09 AM  
"Shalini Dogra, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs, declined to say exactly what ingredients the lab tests revealed."

So it's not tuna, or even fish, but we're not going to tell you what it is. Sounds more than a little "fishy" to me.
 
2021-01-28 8:51:55 AM  
🎶5 dollar, 5 dollar lawsuit🎶
 
2021-01-28 9:37:43 AM  

freakdiablo: Is any of their food actual food?

Still convinced their grilled chicken is more "yoga mat" than their bread.  Has the taste and consistency of pressed rubber foam.


It is meat. Processed and maybe dropped on the floor, but it is meat.
/Use to work at a place that made the meats for them and the Cajun turkeys for Popeye's. If any one of their reps would've seen some bullshiat going on with their competitor product, they would've happily went to the media.
 
2021-01-28 9:57:40 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: finnished: Interesting that they should go at such drastic measures to cut costs. The article isn't clear, are they using something like soy protein and flavoring, or maybe just a different type of a fish instead of tuna? Is it possible their supplier is substituting tuna with a cheaper fish or something?

It definitely is not good for the company image that this happens, after it was found that their chicken sandwiches are full of fillers, and that their cold cuts are turkey based...

what was "filler" in the 20th century is now a  "plant based lower calorie alternative"

actually only the coldcut combo is turkey, for me that's a selling point.

"Subway; crap but better than fried crap"


For folks who don't partake of the pig for dietary or religious reasons, the CCC is a huge seller.

/former SA.
//Original boat cut or death.
///Too many better sub shops.
 
2021-01-28 10:12:49 AM  
It's been years since I went to a Subway.  It wasn't a conscious decision, I just stopped.  Jimmy John's may have had something to do with it.
 
2021-01-28 10:19:24 AM  

natazha: It's been years since I went to a Subway.  It wasn't a conscious decision, I just stopped.  Jimmy John's may have had something to do with it.


Same here, but their spokesman raping children while the owners pulled a Sergeant Schultz had more to do with it.
 
2021-01-28 11:15:54 AM  
huh, i can't remember the last time i had subway, i think an aunt brought some CCC for lunch on a boat a few years ago?

but i have a strong feeling this "lawsuit" is complete BS and will get dropped when forced to reveal what they think the "tuna" actually is and maybe get another lab involved.

why? anyone remember our "fishless fish" taste test thread?

the consensus here is that every single commercially available fake fish "toona" on the market is AWFUL and could NEVER pass for fish. (homemade chickpea salads not TRYING to be fish not included).

so, if subway has in fact invented "fishless fish" fake tuna SO DAMN CLOSE to the real thing that it has fooled an entire nation (except 2 ladies in cali) for YEARS they have an insanely marketable product on their hands (here in the era of beyond meat AND overfishing).

if subway has invented the first "good" fake tuna on the market it wouldn't be a secret.... they'd be promoting the shiat out of it and charging $2 more for it on a "challenge" marketing scheme, like the impossible whopper when it was introduced......

these ladies (and their lawyer) are just nutters, is my guess.
 
2021-01-28 11:18:49 AM  
Subway: when you want a all turkey sandwich, no matter what you order
 
2021-01-28 11:25:09 AM  
1. It sure looks like, tastes like, and has the texture of tuna. If their imitation is that good, I don't particularly care.

2. They're claiming they paid "premium prices" for tuna..? Canned tuna is one of the cheapest things you can eat, and the tuna sub at Subway is one of their cheapest sandwiches.
 
2021-01-28 11:36:04 AM  
As someone who used to work for Subway (ten years ago, damn) I can definitely say that this lawsuit has some merit, but only in that the tuna is mostly mayonnaise.
 
2021-01-28 11:52:00 AM  
subway tuna is people!
 
2021-01-28 12:08:21 PM  

Atomic Jonb: natazha: It's been years since I went to a Subway.  It wasn't a conscious decision, I just stopped.  Jimmy John's may have had something to do with it.

Same here, but their spokesman raping children while the owners pulled a Sergeant Schultz had more to do with it.


Jesus, that was a mental picture I didn't need.
 
2021-01-28 12:18:51 PM  

born_yesterday: Atomic Jonb: natazha: It's been years since I went to a Subway.  It wasn't a conscious decision, I just stopped.  Jimmy John's may have had something to do with it.

Same here, but their spokesman raping children while the owners pulled a Sergeant Schultz had more to do with it.

Jesus, that was a mental picture I didn't need.


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2021-01-28 1:11:41 PM  
Workers at Subway be like
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amb
2021-01-28 4:40:47 PM  
I saw somewhere that Subway cannot call their sandwich base bread in Ireland. Apparently it has too much added sugar to legally be considered bread, and is classified as cake.
 
amb
2021-01-28 4:46:41 PM  
Subway was a bit better 30 years ago when I was in college. Pretty cheap, and not the best subs in town, but much better compared to the last time I had them. For a couple bucks more, a block away was Yellow Sub, where they had this great wheat bread and cut all the meats on site. I loved their turkey, bacon, and cream cheese sub with sprouts. Oh and yes, the place always had a hint of an herbal smell and a touch of patchouli in the air. Lots of murals done by college art students on all the walls. Unfortunately, they have been gone for years, but in the early 90s, that was my favorite sub place.
 
2021-01-28 5:01:03 PM  

amb: I saw somewhere that Subway cannot call their sandwich base bread in Ireland. Apparently it has too much added sugar to legally be considered bread, and is classified as cake.


They alluded to it in TFA but you've got it, though the reason is because of tax rates.  Basically, Ireland has a 0% VAT rate for staple foods, which include bread as defined by the terms of the regulation (intended to distinguish between staple bread and luxury sweets).  As defined, staple bread is max 2% sugar to wheat ratio, while Subway's is 9.2% on average.  So it doesn't qualify for the 0% VAT rate as a staple.  Though the whole thing goes back to 2004.
 
2021-01-28 6:35:26 PM  

amb: Subway was a bit better 30 years ago when I was in college. Pretty cheap, and not the best subs in town, but much better compared to the last time I had them. For a couple bucks more, a block away was Yellow Sub, where they had this great wheat bread and cut all the meats on site. I loved their turkey, bacon, and cream cheese sub with sprouts. Oh and yes, the place always had a hint of an herbal smell and a touch of patchouli in the air. Lots of murals done by college art students on all the walls. Unfortunately, they have been gone for years, but in the early 90s, that was my favorite sub place.


I wish I could remember the name of the local sub shop (non-chain) in Blacksburg in the early/mid 90s.  I think it was Sub Station, according to current Google. They had about twenty different meat combinations for their subs, and they'd slice it fresh for you.  It was expensive at the time (when they would have specials on Big Macs for $1 and I would collect couch change), but delicious.
 
2021-01-28 6:38:25 PM  
I refuse to eat at Subway, simply because the interior of every one I've ever been in smells overwhelmingly like old vomit.

I always assumed it's vinegar from the dressing that spills on the floor and isn't ever cleaned up, but every one I've been in smells that way. It's disgusting.
 
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