Subway 'chicken' sandwiches contain just 50% chicken DNA, report claims

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According to the CBC Marketplace DNA test, just 50 percent of the chicken tested in Subway's sandwiches contained chicken DNA, with the rest containing soy. According to the DNA testing, it's soy.

The results of tests of chicken at A&W, McDonald's, Tim Hortons and Wendy's revealed chicken DNA percentages between 85 and 90 percent.

Subway Canada said that they are "concerned by the alleged findings" and "cannot confirm" the test results.

Restructured products are in essence ground meat or smaller pieces of meat that were bound together with other ingredients so they would last longer, taste better, and even cost cheaper.

In the case of two of Subway's favourite chicken sandwiches, the poultry was discovered to contain only about half chicken DNA.

In a statement to the CBC, Subway said that its recipe "calls for 1% or less of soy protein in our chicken products".

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Well, the researchers also conclude that the chicken served by the fast food stores have much less nutritional value than the chicken which we cooked inside our houses.

Kevin Kane, a spokesman for Subway, declined to comment to The Post immediately on Tuesday, saying, "We will have a comment to share, probably this afternoon". Things like seasoning, marinating, or any type of cooking - all part and parcel of the fast food business - brings that number down.

Most of the menu items were almost 100 per cent chicken, with seasoning, marinate and meat processing expected to bring the percentage down slightly. In addition, we use only 100% Canadian chicken in Canada. Researchers found that Subway's chicken breast were mostly soy.

The disconcerting discovery prompted Subway to issue an official statement, calling the results into question.

Most were nearly 100% chicken (seasoning and marinating would be expected to bring it down slightly), but the result from Subway was so much of an outlier that researchers bought more chicken to carry out the test again.

Subway said it will look into the matter and ensure with its supplier that the chicken is meeting the company's standards. We do not know how they produced such unreliable and factually incorrect data, but we are insisting on a full retraction.

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