Subway slams study claiming its oven-roasted chicken is only 50 per cent pure

Are you a big fan of Subway? Well, who isn’t? But this new claim might be a surprise for all. An investigation done by CBC Marketplace has concluded that the chicken used by Subway in their burgers might not be healthy. As per a DNA analysis of the poultry which is used to make grilled chicken sandwiches, it was found that the served meat contained only half chicken DNA in two sandwiches.

DNA researcher at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory, Matt Harnden, after testing the poultry available in six different chicken sandwiches hinted that most of the meat used had very close to 100 per cent chicken DNA. These were the results conducted by the Subway team in return to the allegation.

After the results contradicted the initial research, five new oven roasted chicken pieces along with five new orders of chicken strips were tested again. On averaging the results, it was found that oven roasted chicken had 53.6 per cent chicken DNA while the chicken strips had only 42.8 per cent of the share. As per the results, the remaining DNA was actually Soy.

Subway in response bashed the research and claimed that:

“Our recipe calls for one per cent or less of soy protein in our chicken products.”

The food giant also claimed that the findings are “absolutely false and misleading,” and rebuked that CBC should withdraw its claim. The chain says its sandwiches comprise 100 per cent white meat with seasonings. While the ingredient list that it has sent to CBC News also mentions soy protein as a constituent of the chicken.