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CBC Marketplace had chicken from 5 major fast food chains tested, Subway sandwiches could contain just 50% chicken (upd)

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EastGTARedFlagger wrote:
Mar 3rd, 2017 1:16 am
And now Subway decides to use the Trump/GOP strategy - try to blame/discredit the messenger:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mor ... is-chicken
Unfortunately for Subway this isn't "Muricuh" and we don't fall for those tactics (as easily?)

As an aside, I'm kinda disappointed the other 50% wasn't PORK....
Now I'm conflicted as I know Maxxam to be a credible 3rd party analysis company that is used by various government agencies, restaurants and companies in food industry
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Rehan wrote:
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All of you shut your mouths and leave the OP alone.
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death_hawk wrote:
Mar 6th, 2017 5:38 pm
It actually is all over the news. People drop dead from it all the time.
you mean the people who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, get cancer and then blame it on the subway sandwich they had 10 years ago? lol
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So weird that I never thought the chicken I ate at these fast food places wasn't 100% chicken. They always advertise their burgers as 100% beef but say nothing about their chicken.. I should have made the connection
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So this basically amounts to suing the Canadian public since we fund them lol.
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Yeah, it won't hurt CBC if Subway wins, it will only hurt the taxpayers who'll end up with the bill.
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TM2Megatron wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 10:40 pm
Yeah, it won't hurt CBC if Subway wins, it will only hurt the taxpayers who'll end up with the bill.
They cant win what they cant disprove. If they come out with paperwork and some random "testing" of their own, it will amount to nothing if the CBC's data is proper. They'll have to conclusively show that CBC made a mistake, somewhere, somehow.

Not only that, but CBC's report was carefully worded. "may contain" etc and that alone can be enough to make it stand on its own, since the content of the chicken product could differ from place to place. Basically CBC never saying ALL subway chicken is fake, which is what Subway is trying to allude to, and why they havent filed yet. Its a scare tactic to save face.
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They haven't filed to actually sue. The only action subway has taken is basically one step before filing a suit. Or something like that. I don't know all the technical terms.

So they waiting to see how CBC reacts to the first step.
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subway should do their own testing first from their supplier's sample (if sourced from single supplier or multiple suppliers network) and see if it is indeed the case or not before fire off their mouth and threaten to sue.
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In the article:
“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,” said Subway.

“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.”
Does this mean we can sue Subway for false claims?
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booblehead wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 8:10 am
subway should do their own testing first from their supplier's sample (if sourced from single supplier or multiple suppliers network) and see if it is indeed the case or not before fire off their mouth and threaten to sue.
I would think they wouldn't go this far if they didn't already do that. Either way, Subway will find someone to blame. It's either CBC and Trent University (if its found out that the testing was imperfect) or eventually the supplier for providing food that they didn't request.
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What sad about Subway is that CBC makes retractions all the time if they find out they made a mistake.

http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/blog/we-g ... t-happened

For example.

Threatening CBC just makes them look like a bunch of clowns. And this is not the first time subway got caught with their marketing scams.

Jared pedofogle. Just look at how fake it is.
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lol it's in the NY Post, but this bit is notable:
Grewal added that Subway’s poultry supplier in Ottawa, Grand River Foods, also supplies Wendy’s and Tim Horton’s, raising doubts about the differing levels of chicken DNA found in CBC’s report.
http://nypost.com/2017/03/16/subway-sue ... legations/
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lecale wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 1:54 pm
Grewal added that Subway’s poultry supplier in Ottawa, Grand River Foods, also supplies Wendy’s and Tim Horton’s, raising doubts about the differing levels of chicken DNA found in CBC’s report.
That doesn't mean squat.
The customer dictates what quality of meat they want (or at least that's how it SHOULD work)
Then again... judging by the quality of Tim's chicken, maybe they do supply junk.
Either that or Tim's and Subway both order garbage.
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