ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Azodicarbonamide will no longer be a part of Subway’s bread. Subway’s bread had included the ingredient Azodicarbonamide, a chemical that also resides in yoga mats. But what is Azodicarbonamide? Officials tell news that the product is used for an elasticity look in you shoe’s shoes. So what was it doing in bread in the first place?
Subway tells news today that the product is being removed promptly. “We are already in the process of removing azodicarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts despite the fact that it is (a) USDA and FDA approved ingredient,” Subway said in a news statement this week. “The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon.”
CSPI has denounced the approval of the product in consumer foods. “We urge the Food and Drug Administration to consider whether the Delaney amendment, which bars the use of food additives that cause cancer in humans or animals, requires the agency to bar its use,” CSPI said in a news statement this week.
McDonald’s however admits that is does and will continue to use the product in its McRib sandwich buns. It states that a “variation of Azodicarbonamide has commercial uses and is used in the production of some foamed plastics, like exercise mats. But this shouldn’t be confused with the food-grade variation of this ingredient.”