Panera (PNRA) to Drop 150 ‘Fake’ Ingredients From Its Menu

Panera Bread Co (NASDAQ:PNRA) is removing 150 “fake” ingredients from its menu.

panera-pnraPanera has announced that it plans to remove the 150 ingredients, which includes preservatives, artificial sweeteners and more, from its menu by the end of 2016. The cafe chain has released a list of ingredients that it won’t use and is calling it the “No No List”.

Here are the 150 ingredients that Panera plans to remove, or already has, from its menu by the end of next year.

  • Acesulfame K (Acesulfame Potassium)
  • Alum (Aluminum Ammonium Sulfate/Aluminium Potassium Sulfate)
  • Aluminum Calcium Silicate/Bentonite (Calcium Aluminosilicate, Calcium Silicoaluminate, Sodium Calcium Silicoaluminate)
  • Ammonium Chloride
  • Artificial Colors (Synthetic and Certified FD&C)
  • Artificial Flavors
  • Aspartame
  • Astaxanthin
  • Autolyzed Yeast Extract
  • Azo Dyes
  • Azodicarbonamide
  • Benzoic Acid
  • Benzyl Alcohol/Benzoyl Peroxide (Synthetic only)
  • BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)
  • BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
  • Bromated Flour
  • Brominated Vegetable Oil
  • Caffeine
  • Calcium Bromate
  • Calcium Peroxide
  • Calcium Sorbate
  • Canthaxanthin
  • Caprocaprylobehenin
  • Caramel Color (Classes II-IV)
  • Carboxymethyl Cellulose
  • Carmine/Cochineal
  • DATEM (Diacetyl Tartaric Acid)
  • Diacetyl/Acetoin
  • Dipotassium Sulfate
  • Disodium Guanylate (GMP)
  • Disodium Inosinate (IMP)
  • EDTA (Calcium Disodium EDTA/Disodium Dihydrogen EDTA)
  • Esters of Fatty Acids
  • Ethoxyquin
  • Fat Substitutes (Sucrose Polyester, Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate)
  • FD&C Colors
  • Glycerides (Mono & Diglycerides, all forms)
  • Glycerol Ester of Wood Rosin
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
  • Hydrogenated Starch
  • Hydrolyzed Soy or Corn Protein
  • Lard
  • L-Cysteine (Cystine)
  • Maltodextrin
  • Monosodium Glutamate/Sodium Glutamate (Added MSG, not naturally occuring)
  • Neotame
  • Nitrates/Nitrites (Added, not naturally occuring)
  • Parabens (all)
  • Partially Hydrogenated Oils/Artificial Trans Fat
  • Polydextrose
  • Polysorbates (all)
  • Potassium Benzoate
  • Potassium Bisulfate
  • Potassium Bromate
  • Potassium Lactate
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Proprionates (Calcium, Sodium)
  • Propyl Gallate
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Propylene Glycol Alginate
  • Saccharin (Calcium Saccharin)
  • Salatrim
  • Silicones/Siloxanes (Methyl Silicon, Dimethylpolysiloxane)
  • Artificial Smoke Flavor
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Sodium Diacetate
  • Sodium Erythorbate
  • Sodium Lactate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sodium Metabisulfite
  • Sodium Phosphate/
  • Trisodium Phosphate
  • Stannous Chloride
  • Sucralose
  • Sucroglycerides
  • Sulfites (Added, not naturaly occurring)
  • Sulfur Dioxide
  • Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ)
  • Theobromine
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Triacetin/Glycerol Triacetate
  • Vanillin

Panera isn’t the only restaurant that’s cleaning up its menus. Chipotle Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) recently announced that it no longer has GMOs on its menus. Both Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) have also recently announced that they will no longer use chickens that were given human antibiotics.

Subway promised to remove a chemical found in yoga mats from its bread last year and The Coca-Cola Co’s (NYSE:KO) Powerade agreed to remove a chemical found in flame retardants from its drinks at around the same time.

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