Camire source for Ars Technica’s story on Subway chicken test
Mary Ellen Camire, professor of food science and human nutrition, was an expert source in an Ars Technica story about a recent CBC piece that indicated the chicken in Subway sandwiches could be about 50 percent chicken. “The CBC’s story would not dissuade me from getting a chicken sandwich at Subway if I wanted one,” said Camire, who added she was skeptical of CBC’s choice to use a DNA test from a lab that does not specialize in food science; it used a wildlife research center at Trent University. DNA tests are useful to learn if fish at a store is the type of fish the store says it is, says Camire. But food scientists typically don’t use DNA tests to look for proportions of content, she said.