It’s been just over two weeks since the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported that Subway’s chicken contains only 50% chicken as a part of a larger report on fast food chains in Canada. Since then, Subway has vehemently denied the report and issued lab tests of its own, which show that its chicken is – in fact – chiefly chicken.
Now, the controversy has reached a new level; to defend its honour, Subway has filed a lawsuit against the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
Going The Legal Route
Subway has filed a lawsuit against the company seeking $210 million in damages from the broadcasting company. In its report, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp had claimed that DNA tests run on Subway’s Oven Roasted Chicken Sandwich revealed that it contained only 53.6% chicken (the remaning percentage was soy) while the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki contained only 42.8% of chicken.
After the report, Subway demanded that the CNB retract its claims. However, the CBC failed to do so, which is why Subway has taken the matter to court.
“Despite our efforts to share the facts with the CBC about the high quality of our chicken and to express our strong objections to their inaccurate claims, they have not issued a retraction, as we requested,” Subway said in a Thursday statement. “Serving high-quality food to our customers is our top priority, and we are committed to seeing that this factually incorrect report is corrected.”
— SUBWAY® Canada (@SUBWAYCanada) March 3, 2017
Meanwhile, in a statement to the New York Post, the CBC said “We believe our journalism to be sound and there is no evidence that we’ve seen that would lead us to change our position.”