Subway removes controversial chemical from bread

By WEEK Producer

February 6, 2014 Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 8:52 PM CDT

The Subway is removing a controversial chemical from its breads.

The same chemical is also found in yoga mats.It is called Azodicarbonamide and it makes the bread whiter and bake faster.

In a statement, Subway said the ingredient was approved by the USDA and FDA but it is removing it as part of its bread improvement efforts.

The move was made after an online petition that stated other countries banned the chemical in food.

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