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Subway to remove chemical from bread

By Raquel Luster,

Several ingredients go into food to make them delicious and fresh, but the sub chain Subway wants to take it one step further and increase the nutritional value of their bread.

As reported by The Associated Press, Subway is taking out a chemical in their bread called Azodiacarbonamide. "The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon," a Subway rep said.

The closer food gets to its original natural state, the healthier it is for consumers. Subway has advertised itself as being a healthy food choice for on-the-go customers. Whether this was a move the company was planning on taking, or whether it was pressured to move is the question.

According to USA Today, the decision to remove the chemical comes after food blogger Vani Hari at FoodBabe.com, raised concerns. She claims it is used in yoga mats and show rubber.

"I commend Subway for finally responding to me and now over 58,000 concerned citizens. Their swift action is a testament to what power petitions and individuals can have," Hari said in a statement, commending Subway for paying attention to consumers. She suggested that people refrain from going to Subway until the chemical is completely removed from the chain's supply.

image: Wikimedia Commons

 

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