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Subway To Remove Chemical Used To Make Bread

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When you bite in to a Subway sandwich, ever notice the taste of rubber?

No? Well you really wouldn’t but a chemical used to make rubber products is also used to make Subway’s bread.

Subway has announced that it is taking steps to remove the chemical azodicarbonamide from its bread making process.

We are already in the process of removing azodiacarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts despite the fact that it is USDA and FDA approved ingredient (From Subway’s official statement)

The chemical was used as a conditioner for the bread; to allow the bread to bake faster as well as whitening it. It is used in the process to make other products likes rubber-soled shoes and yoga mats.

This comes on the heels of food blogger Vani Hari’s online petition raising concerns of the chemical.

It’s not supposed to be food or even eaten for that matter. And it’s definitely not ‘fresh. We deserve the same safer food our friends get overseas. –  Vani Hari

Subway claims the process was already underway before Hari’s petition adding

The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon.


[Chicago Tribune]

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