Subway restaurant chain could sue CBC News for $ 210 million because of a Toronto Star news report in February.
In the “Marketplace” report, it was argued that the chicken served by the chain was actually half-made of animal protein, the rest being made from soybeans.
“Despite our efforts to share the facts with CBC regarding the excellent quality of our chicken and to voice our deep objections to their allegations, they have not issued a retraction as required,” said The company.
Subway says it issued a notice of intent to sue the Crown corporation for “damages of $ 210 million for allegations made by its Marketplace program that are defamatory and absolutely false.”
CBC confirmed that it had received the notice of action but stated that it had not received a statement of claim. If Subway moves forward, it will defend itself. “We believe that our journalistic work is solid and there is no evidence that would change our position,” a Toronto newspaper spokeswoman said.