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Subway To Remove Controversial Texture-Improving Chemical From Its Breads

February 6, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Subway is removing a controversial chemical from its bread that, though FDA approved at certain maximum levels, poses a small carcinogenic risk to humans, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Azodicarbonamide, a chemical found in yoga mats and shoe soles, is used to strengthen bread dough. According to the American Bakers Association, the chemical improves the volume and texture of a finished loaf, and substitute chemicals “are likely not to work as well". The chemical is also used in grocery store breads, restaurant breads and breads sold by other major fast food chains, including McDonald's, Starbucks and Arby's.
Elizabeth Landau, "Subway to remove 'dough conditioner' chemical from bread", CNN, February 06, 2014, © Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
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