Subway – (Don’t) Eat Fresh

An article in Forbes stated that numerous fast food outlets add a host of additives to the simplest of ingredients. When it comes to the humble egg the worst offender is Subway, which alongside whole eggs uses a ‘premium egg blend’ containing a plethora of coloring, flavorings, and preservatives including propylene glycol, which is also used in anti-freeze and deodorant.

But wait, there’s more!

The ingredients may be used even after they are “legally” spoiled – Do those veggies look or taste weird? On their food containers, Subway workers are required by state law to label when it was made, what day, what time, and who prepped it. They routinely change these labels to dates that are further ahead than when they were prepped so they can use them after they ‘legally’ spoil.

Do not let your sandwich touch the cutting board – The deli paper your sandwich is made on, just from coming into contact with the cutting board, should be considered a health hazard. In fact, if you notice an employee wrapping your sandwich in deli paper THEN the sandwich paper, tell them not to. Even though they wipe the cutting boards off regularly, they only clean them twice a month. They are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria.

Be careful when it comes to these three ingredients – Meatballs (ask if they are fresh and avoid them if the employee has to go back to check), the sauce should be red, not brown, and meatballs should be whole, not crumbly. Roast beef tends to go bad the fastest and American cheese slices get soggy and bacteria coated if the container is almost empty. Opt for a different cheese.

DNA tests reveal Subway’s chicken sandwiches are just half chicken – Subway prides itself on serving the ‘freshest’ ingredients. The main question is, what exactly are in the ingredients? According to DNA tests conducted by Trent University and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Subway’s chicken fillets, found in their Oven Roasted Chicken sandwich, had just 53.6% chicken in it, while their sumptuous strips, found in their delicious Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwich, contained only 42.8% chicken. In case you’re wondering, the remainder of the ‘chicken’ substance is made from soy.

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