Subway fighting back against "false and misleading" report on chicken

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MILFORD, Ct. (WDTV) -- Subway restaurants says they are fighting back against a Canadian television show report claiming they do not use 100 percent chicken in their sandwiches, saying the study done for the report was false and misleading.

The report, which ran on CBC Marketplace, claimed that chicken products used in Canadian Subway restaurants was 50% soy protein.

According to a press release from Subway, the restaurant group reached out to CBC Marketplace, and the lab which ran the show's test, but says neither would speak to them about the methodology and testing process of the chicken.

Subway then ran their own testing of the same chicken at laboratories in Canada and the United States.

In these lab results, Subway says the chicken was tested at having "10ppm," or what they say is less than one percent of soy protein.

Company spokesperson Kevin Kane said, "These findings are consistent with the low levels of soy protein that we add with the spices and marinade to help keep the products moist and flavorful."

Subway President and CEO Suzanne Greco also released a statement via press release. She said, "The stunningly flawed test by Marketplace is a tremendous disservice to our customers. The safety, quality and integrity of our food is the foundation of our business. That's why we took extra caution to test and retest the chicken. Our customers can have confidence in our food. The allegation that our chicken is only 50% chicken is 100% wrong."

Subway is demanding a retraction and apology from CBC Marketplace.