STATES CHRONICLE – DNA tests proved that all the chicken meat served at Subway has only 50% chicken DNA. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation sent researchers at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory to test chicken from various fast food chains, such as Subway, Tim Hortons, A&W, Wendy’s and McDonald’s. If we buy chicken from a store, it should test at 100% chicken DNA.
However, meat which has been marinated, prepared or seasoned is expected to record a lower percentage. Most of the scores obtained by other fast food chains were between 85% and 90% chicken DNA. There was only one exception, namely Subway. The chicken which was roasted in the oven obtained a score of only 53.6% chicken DNA. Based on the investigation developed by the CBC Marketplace, The Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki proved to have only 42.8% chicken DNA.
The CBC reported that the results from Subway were so discordant that the team of specialists decided to test them one more time. They did the biopsy of five new chicken pieces which were freshly roasted and also five new chicken strips. If you are wondering what their product contains aside from chicken meat, specialists argued that it is soy.
Nevertheless, Subway Canada stated that they are unable to confirm the truth of these results which came from lab testing. Nevertheless, Subway representatives claimed that they are indeed concerned and outraged on the amount of soy content which was found in their meat products. The chicken strips served by Subway and also their oven roasted chicken was claimed to contain only 1% or even less of soy protein.
Subway representatives stated that they use this additional ingredient in those chicken products only to trigger the stabilization of moisture and texture. They noted that all their chicken products come from white meat chicken which is initially marinated, roasted in the oven and then grilled. In their statement, they argued to have been tested their chicken products lately to verify the quality and nutritional attributes. The results of the tests revealed that the food meets their quality standards.
Nevertheless, representatives from Subway claimed that they are bound to re-test the products to make sure that the chicken they serve meets the highest standards they have set for all their menu.
Image source: wikipedia