A chemical called azodicarbonamide will be removed from
bread used in Subway sandwich shops, according to the company.
This week, popular food blogger Vani Hari started a petition
asking Subway to stop using the ingredient. The operator of FoodBabe.com said
Subway uses azodicarbonamide in its bread "as a bleaching agent", and
noted that the chemical is also used to make yoga mats and shoe rubber, the
Associated Press reported.
A complete conversion
The chemical was being phased out before the petition was
launched, according to Subway, which did not specify when the change began or
would be finished.
"The complete conversion to have this product out of
the bread will be done soon," the company said in a statement, the AP
John Mutembo, Development and office assistant at Subway Sub
Sahara and Southern Africa says he confirmed with the R&D team and with their
bread supplier that this ingredient is not present in South African bread.
“However, while it is fully approved by relevant government
authorities in the USA, this particular ingredient is already in the process of
being removed from US bread,” he added.
Bread has high amounts of salt
Eat your browns