News Report: Subway’s Chicken Is Less Than 50% Chicken

News Report: Subway’s Chicken Is Less Than 50% Chicken

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It's been a few years since the Jared-related boondoggle, but Subway sandwich shops have found themselves in the news once again.

Source: NBC News


A Canadian news network called CBC Marketplace published a damning piece yesterday. In it they DNA-tested a number of chicken products that are sold by numerous popular fast food chains. They visited McDonald's, Subway, Wendy's, Tim Horton's and A&W for the report.

And, while every other fast food spot's tests came back with a less-frightening 90% or more presence of chicken in their... chicken, Subway's figures came back far smaller.

According to the DNA test, Subway's chicken strips have 42.8% chicken DNA, and their oven roasted chicken has around 53.6% chicken DNA.

Source: SF Gate

According to the test, the rest of the "chicken" was in fact soy.

Subway responded to the allegation:

The accusations made by CBC Marketplace about the content of our chicken are absolutely false and misleading. Our chicken is 100 percent white meat with seasonings, marinated and delivered to our stores as a finished, cooked product.

We have advised them of our strong objections. We do not know how they produced such unreliable and factually incorrect data, but we are insisting on a full retraction. Producing high quality food for our customers is our highest priority. This report is wrong and it must be corrected.

Source: Lean It Up


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