The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation funded several lab tests to figure it out how much the chicken strips from Subway are actually real chicken. The results of the report surprised an entire world. The findings indicate that the collected samples contained only 50% chicken DNA. The radio network selected six different Subway locations from which they ordered six products based on chicken. The American fast food chain wasn’t late to react to this injurious report in an angry response.
The report is more astounding as it didn’t focus on Subway only. CBC examined the products of other famous fast food restaurants. Thus, they found that the Country Chicken-Grilled from McDonald’s is 84.9% chicken, the Chipotle Chicken Grilled Wrap from Tim Horton is 86.5%, Chicken Grill Deluxe from A&W has 89.4% Chicken, and Grilled Chicken Sandwich from Wendy’s is 88.5%. On the other hand, the worst players were the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki and the Oven Roasted Chicken Sandwich from Subway with rates of 42.8% and 53.6% respectively.
Matt Harnden that works at Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory at Trent University was the one who conducted the tests. He also analyzed the composition with which Subway completes its chicken products. It appears that the filler is mostly soy mixed with an average of 16 ingredients for each chicken product such as onion powder, honey, and other industrial condiments.
On the other hand, Subway released a statement that commented the recent report in an angry response. The officials stated that only 1% of their chicken products is made of soy. This ingredient is present in their products as a way to confer a better texture and moisture to their sandwiches. The company reinforced the idea that all of their products are based on 100% meat chicken. The product is going through three different cooking stages which are marination, oven roasting, and grilling.
Another channel of communication was an email sent from Kevin Kane, a Subway spokesman, to ConsumerAffairs. The text claimed that the report conducted by CBC Marketplace had no real grounds. The spokesman also demanded the research to be corrected accordingly. Kevin Kane reasserted that the final products that reach all Subway stores are 100% chicken plus seasoning and ingredients that the white meat absorbed while being marinated.
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