A general view of the exterior of a Subway fast food sandwich shop.
Photo by Ben Hider—Getty Images

“The allegation that our chicken is only 50 percent chicken is 100 percent wrong."

By Aric Jenkins
March 2, 2017

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.

SPONSORED FINANCIAL CONTENT

You May Like