Subway has announced that it will be removing the chemical Azodiacarbonamide, which is used in yoga mats, from its bread.
The decision to remove the yoga-mat chemical from its bread comes after the public was alerted to its presence by an online blogger. However, Subway claims that it already had plans to remove the chemical before attention was brought to the matter. The restaurant chain claims that it is removing Azodiacarbonamide in an effort to better its bread, even though the chemical is approved by the USDA and FDA, reports USA Today.
According to Vani Hari, the blogger that put the spotlight on Subway, Azodiacarbonamide is a chemical that helps to provide air in yoga mats, and it does the same thing in bread. She also said that if you can’t pronounce the name of an ingredient in a food, then you probably shouldn’t be eating it, ABC News notes.
As of Thursday afternoon, over 68,000 people had signed Hari’s petition asking Subway to remove Azodiacarbonamide from its bread.