Subway Sues Canada Over Chicken

Willemstad Curacao (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) On February 24, 2017 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), posted an article on their website entitled “What’s in your chicken sandwich? DNA test shows Subway sandwiches could contain just 50% chicken”.

Well, as you might assume Subway wasn’t very happy with the article, which was picked up in the US via a Los Angles TV Station.

The CBC article stated “A DNA analysis of the poultry in several popular grilled chicken sandwiches and wraps found at least one fast food restaurant isn’t serving up nearly as much of the key ingredient as people may think. In the case of two popular Subway sandwiches, the chicken was found to contain only about half chicken DNA.”

The CBC went on to say that “Subway’s results were such an outlier that the team decided to test them again, biopsying five new oven roasted chicken pieces, and five new orders of chicken strips. Those results were averaged: the oven roasted chicken scored 53.6 per cent chicken DNA, and the chicken strips were found to have just 42.8 per cent chicken DNA. The majority of the remaining DNA? Soy.”

Well it is one thing to say that the Subway foot long, isn’t actually a “foot long” but to say that the chicken sub does not contain much chicken is another matter.

In a statement issued by Subway the company said “We have issued a Notice of Action in Canada against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that asks for $210 million in damages over allegations made by its program, Marketplace, that are defamatory and absolutely false,” the company said.

“Despite our efforts to share the facts with the CBC about the high quality of our chicken and to express our strong objections to their inaccurate claims, they have not issued a retraction, as we requested. Serving high-quality food to our customers is our top priority, and we are committed to seeing that this factually incorrect report is corrected.”

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