Recent #Dna Tests have found that the content in #Subway’s oven roasted chicken sandwich only 54% chicken. Subway denies the claims made last week by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news.
#Cbc News conducted a marketplace investigation in six different restaurants. According to their research, the country chicken grilled sandwich from McDonald’s contains 84.9%; the grilled chicken sandwich from Wendy’s contained 88.5%, the chipotle grilled wrap from Tim Horton’s contained 86.5% and the oven roasted sandwich from Subway contained only 53.6% real chicken.
Real meat mixed with soy, says study
The survey reported that fillers like soy are mixed in. According to Matt Harnden, a DNA researcher from Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory, each sandwich contains more than 16 ingredients. According to the team, in Subway’s case as with others, their products are mixed with soy fillers. The team tested the products several times and found that the chicken content in Subway products is much lower than the other fast food chains. The sweet onion teriyaki sandwich from Subway contain only 42.8% chicken.
It's expected that Subway denies the claims
Subway authorities have denied the claim made by CBC news that their oven roasted chicken sandwich contains only 54% chicken. The spokesperson from Subway denies the claims and said that the accusations made by CBC are 100% false and misleading. He said that they use 100% white meat that is seasoned, marinated and delivered to each store as a finished product.
It is a long-known fact that fast food contains different types of fillers that are added to the product to increase their value and taste. Some products even contain parts like blood vessels and fat. And although Subway denies the claims their products contain only 54%, according to the findings, the Subway chicken is said to be containing ingredients like water, chicken flavor, less than 1% soy and chicken breast.
Subway authorities have confirmed that their chicken does not contain more than 1% of soy. They admitted that they use soy as a stabilizer.
Can you confirm the percentage of your chicken?
According to experts, it is not possible to confirm whether the so-called chicken we are eating from restaurants is 100% real. There is no labeling to check their quality. This means we don’t know how much salt, sugar and other ingredients are present in what we consume from restaurants. It’s probably the reason it never tastes the same as what you make at home.
During late 2015, the group Environmental Friends of Earth conducted a study that showed Subway chicken also contained antibiotics.
Until we are sure about the CBC news claim regarding Subway food products, it may be better to avoid eating at Subway, suggest a few experts. So far, the results of the research have not been posted in any scientific journal. Subway denies the claim about the chicken, but some say that DNA results don’t lie. However, if you’ve eaten it, liked it and had no ill effects, others say, “why worry?”