Consumers should be aware that the suspected carcinogen, azodicarbonamide, is in more commercial products than the bread that is used at Subway. This is a chemical that is also found in yoga mats and some shoes.
The following details are from the writings of food blogger Vani Hari, who was instrumental in this fight:
On Tuesday, February 4th, I launched a petition for the removal of a dangerous plastic chemical called azodicarbonamide from Subway sandwich bread – the same stuff used in yoga mats, shoe rubber and synthetic leather. This was after repeated attempts to reach out to Subway since June of 2012 to learn more about why they are using this (asthma inducing and potentially carcinogenic) chemical here in North America and not in any other countries. They never responded until now.
According to details shared on Real Farmacy, Arby's, Burger King, Chik-fil-A, Dunkin' Donuts, Jack in the Box, Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald's also use bread that contains azodicarbonamide:
It has been revealed that Arby’s, Burger King, Chik-fil-A, Dunkin’Dounts, Jack in the Box, Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s also use azodicarbonamide in rolls and baked goods – Subway announced this week it will drop the ingredient from its bread.
While some consumers are not concerned about the chemicals used in their food, others would like to know when azodicarbonamide just in case it really is a carcinogen.
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