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Post Reply Chicken-gate: Subway chicken only contains ~50% real chicken, according to cbc study
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edit: here's a video of the cbc report
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd3Trr8Xrdc



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.
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Ben Bohrer, a food scientist at the University of Guelph, doesn't know exactly how the chicken products Marketplace tested are made, but he's very familiar with what the fast food industry calls "restructured products".

Restructured products are essentially smaller pieces of meat or ground meat, bound together with other ingredients to make them last longer, taste better and, as Bohrer puts it, "add value" — restaurant speak for cheaper.

source: cbc news

so...if CBC Marketplace investigation is to be believed, Subway is replacing half of the chicken with soy.

Subway, meanwhile, demands CBC to take down the report


“The accusations made by CBC Marketplace about the content of our chicken are absolutely false and misleading,” Subway spokesman Kevin Kane writes in an email to ConsumerAffairs. “Our chicken is 100% white meat with seasonings, marinated and delivered to our stores as a finished, cooked product.”

Kane adds that Subway wants the report taken down: "We have advised them of our strong objections. We do not know how they produced such unreliable and factually incorrect data, but we are insisting on a full retraction. Producing high quality food for our customers is our highest priority. This report is wrong and it must be corrected.”

source:consumer affairs news article

edit: apparently, this isn't the first time Subway was involved in a controversy with their food. they apparently used to put azodicarbonamide in their breads ( http://time.com/4686280/subway-chicken-fast-food-filler/ ). they have since stopped using the ingredient.



As a food additive, azodicarbonamide is used as a flour bleaching agent and a dough conditioner. It reacts with moist flour as an oxidizing agent. The main reaction product is biurea, a derivative of urea, which is stable during baking.
- wikipedia

> a derivative of urea
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Guess we will have to wait for the settlement of the lawsuit.
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To be fair soy can be a seasoning and we all know people who go overboard in the seasoning of their food. That being said a full 47.2 % soy. Ah well I guess I really should wait to see how this all actually turns out before passing judgement. It wouldn't be the first time a group has gone out of it's way to make another group look bad.

That also being said I fail to see the profit in CBC Marketplace making Subway look bad. Then again I am not entirely familiar with the corporate culture of Television programmers nor the will of their backers.
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Hey, at least it's soy that they're filling it out with instead of 'mystery ingredients'. At least soy's actually edible and kind of good for your body.
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BlackRose0607 wrote:

Hey, at least it's soy that they're filling it out with instead of 'mystery ingredients'. At least soy's actually edible and kind of good for your body.


Yeah at least this bit of protein isn't from "familiar sources" if you know what I mean.
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Ranwolf wrote:


BlackRose0607 wrote:

Hey, at least it's soy that they're filling it out with instead of 'mystery ingredients'. At least soy's actually edible and kind of good for your body.


Yeah at least this bit of protein isn't from "familiar sources" if you know what I mean.


I think that I do, because I used to work at one my local McDonald's for almost four years, and exactly.
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Remember pink slime?
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I bet it's the minimum amount of actual meat required by law
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I used to work at one my local McDonald's for almost four years.


Oh my you poor girl , I hope you weren't too traumatised by the experience.
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Ranwolf wrote:


BlackRose0607 wrote:

I used to work at one my local McDonald's for almost four years.


Oh my you poor girl , I hope you weren't too traumatised by the experience.


Other than hardly ever touching their food now, unless I'm really craving it, someone else is paying for me, or it's certain things, no I wasn't. I was fortunate to have good people and managers to work with most of the time at the one where I worked, so it wasn't that bad.
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Soy increases estrogen production though. Great for women, less so in men.

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Well, it would explain among many others reasons why Subway's food is tasteless.

Indeed, as I don't get why people go there at all; they have been this way for decades. Want to lose weight? Don't eat food. Don't believe it? Go to Africa...
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Good thing I only have 100% beef steak
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Worked at Subway, can say a chicken they didn't cover is the Rotisserie chicken. That is a pain in the ass as you actually have to break the chicken apart. It comes in full breasts.

As for the roasted and strips. They are literally the same shit, one is just cut up and diced, the other is still in "breast" form. Their composition... I have no bloody idea. I can say if they are made with soy... At least it isn't pink slime or saw dust (like a lot of parmesan cheeses have). I would rather have soy than wood or slime!

Still... Subway food is so meh X) I prefer home made sandwiches!
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Dark_Alma wrote
Still... Subway food is so meh X) I prefer home made sandwiches!


*Key Point, indeed...

BTW, nice profile pic. Love me kitsunes...
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