Study Finds Subway’s Chicken Only Contains About 50 Percent Chicken DNA


Source: Health Nut News

The chicken in your Subway chicken sandwich might not contain very much chicken meat at all.

Fox New says:

A recent study conducted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has found that the sandwich chain’s chicken meat contains about only about 50 percent chicken DNA — or about half as much as fresh chicken from a supermarket.

The findings were part of a larger survey examining chicken items from several different fast food chains that operate in Canada, including Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Tim Hortons and A&W– but it was Subway’s results that were most surprising to researchers, Fox 5 San Diego reports.

In the tests, most of the meat from Subway’s competitors was shown to contain 85 to 90 percent chicken DNA, but Subway’s oven roasted chicken registered at just 53.6 percent. Its chicken strips scored even lower, containing just 42.8 percent chicken DNA.

Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory, which conducted the tests for the CBC, says that chicken purchased from a butcher or supermarket should register at 100 percent chicken DNA, although the process of marinating or seasoning the meat can result in a lower percentage.

In Subway’s case, however, Trent University’s team concluded that the restaurant bolsters its chicken products with soy fillers (Can you say GMO?!)

Yes it’s true folks

In 2014, Subway faced widespread backlash when it was revealed that the bread in their sandwiches contained a chemical commonly found in yoga mats and other rubbers. Though the company acted swiftly amid the PR disaster and removed the ‘ingredient’ from their food, they are now facing scrutiny amid a recent lab test that found their chicken only contains 53.6% chicken DNA.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Marketplace division enlisted researchers at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory to test chicken from various fast food restaurants, including Wendy’s, McDonald’s, A&W, and Tim Horton’s.

According to CBC:

An unadulterated piece of chicken from the store should come in at 100 per cent chicken DNA.  Seasoning, marinating or processing meat would bring that number down, so fast food samples seasoned for taste wouldn’t be expected to hit that 100 per cent target.”

Every fast food restaurant except Subway tested close to 100% — at least 84% and above — according to researchers, who noted the percentage can decrease with added seasoning and spices.


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.”

Subway questioned the results of the tests. According to a company statement:

SUBWAY Canada cannot confirm the veracity of the results of the lab testing you had conducted. However, we are concerned by the alleged findings you cite with respect to the proportion of soy content.

Claiming they recently tested their products and determined they were up to their standards, they added, “We will look into this again with our supplier to ensure that the chicken is meeting the high standard we set for all of our menu items and ingredients.

According to Marketplace, the testing revealed other concerns:

[O]nce the ingredients [were] factored in, the fast food chicken had about a quarter less protein than you would get in its home-cooked equivalent. And overall, the sodium levels were between seven and 10 times what they would be in a piece of unadulterated chicken.”

To the company’s credit, they have worked to eliminate at least one concerning ingredient in their chicken: antibiotics. Anti-Media previously reported on a widespread study that graded fast food restaurants on their use of antibiotics in meat. Subway was included:

Though last year they received an ‘F,’ this year they are the ‘only [new] restaurant chain to adopt a new antibiotics policy that applies to all types of meat it serves.’ The analysis reports roughly two-thirds of Subway chicken is now antibiotic-free.”

Between that and the fact Business Insider and mainstream stated Subway knew about Jared and his alleged behavior (he’s in prison for pedophilia) way back in 2008? We’d never eat this garbage again and haven’t for years.

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