Subway Canada’s ‘Chicken’ is Only Half Chicken…So What Else Is in it?

A new DNA test confirms that the chain’s chicken is actually half chicken, half soy product

We call fowl on this fast-food chicken trickery.

When you buy a grilled chicken sub from Subway, you may think you’re making a lean, healthy choice but what are you really eating? In an alarming new study by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, DNA results show that Subway Canada’s ‘chicken breasts’ are actually only 50 percent chicken. The rest of is composed of soy filler and other additives. Even worse, Subway’s chicken strips were only 42.8 percent poultry in the DNA testing.

The study also tested Wendy’s and McDonald’s chicken, which fared better with 88.5 percent and 88.5 percent real chicken, respectively.

Subway Canada has responded by admitting that they cannot confirm the “veracity of the results of the lab testing.”

“Our chicken strips and oven roasted chicken contain one percent or less of soy protein,” Subway Canada said in a statement. “We use this ingredient in these products as a means to help stabilize the texture and moisture….We tested our chicken products recently for nutritional and quality attributes and found it met our food quality standards. 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.”

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This is not the first time a high-profile brand has gotten in trouble over fillers in food. Last year, multiple Parmesan brands got sued over “wood pulp filler” found in cheeses.