Subway to Remove Shoe Rubber Chemical from Bread After Protest

Days before Subway announced its change of heart, “Food Babe” Vani Hari appeared on the Alex Jones Show to discuss her new initiative, after discovering that Subway makes bread with an ingredient called azodicarbonamide – a chemical also used to make yoga mats and shoe rubber.

Bruce Horovitz
USA Today
February 6, 2014

Subway, one of the world’s biggest bread bakers, is about to remove a chemical from its breads that raised the ire of an influential health activist and food blogger.

The world’s biggest sandwich chain says it’s in the process of removing the chemical known as Azodiacarbonamide from its sandwich breads — a chemical that Vani Hari, who runs the site FoodBabe.com, says is commonly used to increase elasticity in everything fromyoga mats to shoe rubber to synthetic leather. It’s used for the same reason in bread, she says, as a dough conditioner.

“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,” the company says in a statement. “The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon.”

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Days before Subway announced its change of heart, “Food Babe” Vani Hari appeared on the Alex Jones Show to discuss her new initiative, after discovering that Subway makes bread with an ingredient called azodicarbonamide – a chemical also used to make yoga mats and shoe rubber.

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One thought on “Subway to Remove Shoe Rubber Chemical from Bread After Protest

  1. Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented:
    Wausau news promotes freedom and health with side orders of music and fitness. It is posts like this from health bloggers which lead to change. Subway has finally conceded that it will remove Azodicabonamide a dough conditioner from their bread products. This stuff should not be anywhere near our food especially when it is consumed by children and adults in their millions around the world. Wausau news says it like it is and it takes courage to take a stand.

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