Subway Chicken Sandwiches Lacking On Chicken

Where's the chicken? Researchers say Subway chicken sandwiches don't contain a lot of chicken!

Chicken meat served at Subway restaurants may only contain about 50 percent chicken DNA...at least in Canada!

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had researchers at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA laboratory test the chicken from several fast food chains, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Subway.

Chicken bought from a supermarket should test at 100 percent DNA, but meat that has been seasoned, marinated or prepared is expected to register at a lower percentage, according to the lab.

Most of the scores were between 85 and 90 percent chicken DNA. Except at Subway.The oven roasted chicken scored just under 54 percent chicken DNA and the sweet onion chicken teriyaki (chicken strips) had just under 43 percent chicken DNA, according to the investigation.

So what else is in the meat? According to the DNA testing, it’s soy.

However, Subway Canada issued a statement saying they “cannot confirm the results of the lab testing.”But they say they're concerned because they say their chicken contains one percent or less of soy protein.They say“all of our chicken items are made from 100% white meat chicken which is marinated, oven roasted and grilled. They tested their products recently and found they met their standards, but they say they'll look into it again with their supplier.

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