A days ago, the internet was all a flurry following reports that Subway’s chicken contained only 50% chicken. The report came from researchers with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation who had run DNA tests on chicken from fast food chains in Canada including Subway, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Tim Horton’s.
What The Report Said
According to the report, the researchers found that McDonald’s Country chicken Grilled contained only 84.9% chicken and that Wendy’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich was 88.5% chicken.
Most astoundingly, the study reported that the chicken in Subway’s Oven Roasted Chicken Sandwich was only 53.6%.
Subway Conducts its Own Tests
Naturally, Subway was not happy by the release. a statement from Subway spokesman Kevin Kane wrote “The accusations made by CBC Marketplace about the content of our chicken are absolutely false and misleading. Our chicken is 100% white meat with seasonings, marinated and delivered to our stores as a finished, cooked product…This report is wrong and it must be corrected.”
However, the chain did not stop at simply refuting the findings. It sent some chicken samples of its own to two independent labs in Canada and Florida to test the chicken for soy, which was what the report claimed Subway’s chicken contained.
Subway then released a statement saying that the tests showed that the chicken was primarily chicken and had only trace amounts of soy.
Suzanne Greco, Subway’s President and CEO added, “The stunningly flawed test by Marketplace is a tremendous disservice to our customers. The safety, quality and integrity of our food is the foundation of our business. That’s why we took extra caution to test and retest the chicken. Our customers can have confidence in our food. The allegation that our chicken is only 50% chicken is 100% wrong.”