Subway has fired back at news company Canadian Broadcasting Corp for publishing a DNA analysis that claims that Subway’s chicken meat is only about half chicken.
The sandwich chain commissioned a study of its own challenging the findings of CBC’s Marketplace report. In two independent lab tests, researchers found that the other alleged primary ingredient—soy—made up less than 1% of the sample, according to a statement from Subway.
“The stunningly flawed test by ‘Marketplace’ is a tremendous disservice to our customers,” Suzanne Greco, Subway president and CEO, told the Washington Post in a statement on Wednesday. “The allegation that our chicken is only 50 percent chicken is 100 percent wrong.”
The CBC posted a response defending its DNA analysis on Wednesday.