#AceNewsServices says a `Blogger Convinces Subway‘ to remove `Asthma-Causing Chemical’ from bread.
The Subway fast food chain, one of the largest bread bakers in the world, announced Wednesday that it will remove a chemical in its bread that drew the attention of a health blogger. Azodiacarbonamide is a chemical used to increase elasticity in bread, and can also be found in products such as shoe rubber and yoga mats.
The chemical has been linked to asthma and other maladies and is banned from human consumption in Europe. Vani Hari, the blogger behind FoodBabe.com, began her campaign against Azodiacarbonamideafter US First Lady Michelle Obama praised Subway’s kids’ menu.
“We are already in the process of removing Azodiacarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts despite the fact that it is USDA and FDA approved ingredient,” Subway said in a statement. “The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon.”