Subway says it’s changing bread recipe

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 6.11.23 AM(AP) — Subway says it’s in the process of removing a chemical from its bread as part of an ongoing effort to improve its recipes.

The announcement comes after a food blogger launched a petition this week asking the sandwich chain to stop using the ingredient. A representative for Subway says the change was underway before the petition was launched.

“The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon,” Subway said in a statement, without providing further details.

Vani Hari, who runs the site, has targeted other food companies including Kraft and Chick-fil-A for the chemicals in their products.

In the latest petition targeting Subway, Hari noted that the azodicarbonamide used in its bread is also used to make yoga mats and shoe rubber.

  • Jay

    Hold the shoe rubber on that sandwich, would ya? But I will take extra yoga mat..

  • k

    Good for you Vani Hari for exposing Subway! We were the only country where Subway had used this chemical in their bread. From what I understand other companies do the same things. They put crap in our food and yet for other countries they withhold the chemicals.

  • Fuchs Mi

    Don’t we pay millions if not billions to a government agency that is supposed to watch for this?