The tuna fish utilized in Subway sandwiches should not have tuna DNA, a lab examine has discovered.
The examine was lately commissioned by The New York Occasions following a January lawsuit that alleged that Subway didn’t use actual tuna fish. They despatched “more than 60 inches worth of Subway tuna sandwiches” to a lab for testing. The lab discovered “no amplifiable tuna DNA” within the pattern, as per a doc quoted by The Unbiased.
Responding to the findings, the sandwich chain issued a press release claiming that the examine was based mostly on “unreliable methodology”. “A recent New York Times report indicates that DNA testing is an unreliable methodology for identifying processed tuna. This report supports and reflects the position that Subway has taken in relation to a meritless lawsuit filed in California and with respect to DNA testing as a means to identify cooked proteins,” learn the assertion, as quoted by Enterprise Insider.
“DNA testing is simply not a reliable way to identify denatured proteins, like Subway’s tuna, which was cooked before it was tested,” Subway added.
One other examine on the identical, initiated by Inside Version, discovered traces of tuna DNA. Moreover, the Seafood Record says there are 15 sorts of tuna however the New York Occasions examined just for 5 by way of PCR take a look at.
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Actual cheese in Domino’s Pizza?
In 2018, a video — reportedly a sting operation by BBC — raised questions on whether or not Domino’s India used actual cheese. Subsequent studies, nonetheless, stated that the video was faux. An official assertion by Jubilant FoodWorks, which holds the franchise for the pizza chain in India, learn, “After an internal investigation, BBC has confirmed to use officially that the said video has never been shot or aired by them”.
The corporate asserted that each veg and non-veg Domino’s pizzas contained “best quality 100 per cent real mozzarella cheese prepared from real milk”. “All our ingredients including cheese, pizza sauce made from Californian tomatoes, our veg and non-veg topping and fortified wheat flour are of the highest quality and sourced from Food Safety Management System (FSMS) certified vendors,” it added.
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Frozen dessert, not actual ice cream?
In 2017, an Amul advert bought drawn into an argument after it prompt folks ought to eat actual ice cream comprised of milk moderately than a frozen dessert comprised of ‘vanaspati’. Following the advert, Hindustan Lever, which owns Kwality Partitions, filed a case within the Bombay Excessive courtroom in opposition to the advert which “disparaged frozen desserts”.
As per Prevention of Meals Adulteration Guidelines, 1955, ice cream is made with not lower than 10 per cent milk fats whereas a frozen dessert is made with vegetable fats. Whereas Amul, Mom Dairy, Hatsun Agro Meals Ltd and Havmor make ice cream, others like Kwality Partitions make frozen desserts.
Is mayonnaise totally different from mayo?
You could have an eggless, vegetarian variant at house however is it actually mayonnaise?
In 2014, Unilever, which produces ‘Hellmann’s Actual Mayonnaise’ sued Hampton Creek, makers of ‘Just Mayo’ that contained an egg-free unfold. Based on The Federal Meals and Drug Administration of the US, mayonnaise, by definition, ought to comprise a certain amount of vegetable oil, an acidifying ingredient, and egg yolks. Simply Mayo, then again, accommodates unfold comprised of peas, sorghum and different vegetation.
Unilever alleged that Hampton Creek’s labels are deceptive, pointing to the outdated, official definition.
Based on a McGill College article. Simply Mayo maker Josh Tetrick claimed that they didn’t promote their product as mayonnaise however “just mayo”. Not all shoppers, nonetheless, know the distinction.
Burger King horse meat?
The burger chain caught consideration in 2013 after some investigators discovered their meat suppliers have been mixing horse meat which then went into their merchandise. The meals chain reportedly switched suppliers thereafter.