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Subway Takes Chemical Out of Sandwich Bread After Protest
ABC ^ | Susan Donaldson James

Posted on 02/06/2014 4:44:51 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Subway said today it is removing a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles from the bread of it its popular sandwiches after a food blogger got more than 50,000 signatures in a petition drive.

"The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon," Subway said in a statement. The company said the move had nothing to do with the protest and that it was "already in the process of removing azodicarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts."

But Vani Hari, the activist blogger who takes credit for the removal of yellow dyes in at least three of Kraft's Mac & Cheese products for children, was declaring victory after she had been researching the company's bread ingredients since 2012.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: azodicarbonamide; boycott; chemicals; fastfood; food; foodsupply; subway; yellowdye
A few days ago, Subway openly embraced Barack Obama and got on my boycott list.

So their latest groveling to the left won't affect me.

This move does, however, give them an excuse as to why their future sales are going to plummet.

1 posted on 02/06/2014 4:44:51 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

People iron shirts with corn starch. Maybe that should be taken out of food as well.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 4:51:02 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder, is that chemical why their places always stink? I can’t even stand walking into a gas station that has one inside.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 4:51:07 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"When you look at the ingredients, if you can't spell it or pronounce it, you probably shouldn't eat it.."

"We have to pass the bill before you can find out what's in it.."

I say, good for this lady..she's not a shake-down artist...trying to profit off of it..no lawsuits involved..using the internet to get the petition signed..way to to go

4 posted on 02/06/2014 4:57:28 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

But when are they going to get rid of that killer chemical dihydrogen monoxide? It permeates every part of their food preparation process.


5 posted on 02/06/2014 4:57:41 AM PST by PAR35
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sasquatches hate azodicarbonamide.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 4:58:05 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Subway said today it is removing a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles”

So all this time ive been eating yoga mats and shoe soles?


7 posted on 02/06/2014 4:59:28 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: SoFloFreeper

Back in ‘11 and ‘12 I substituted for a guy in North Carolina on the docks of a very large Frozen Food distribution warehouse. My attention was drawn to a broken case of totally symmetrical, identical, circular yellow pads on the floor. They were the contents of a broken cake of breakfast eggs........ for Subway stores.

I then began to look to see what else was being shipped fresh to the Subway stores. Every thing.

Bread is several varieties (uncooked dough loaves actually), ham, roast beef ......

Nothing but lettuce at Subway is fresh. It comes preprepared and frozen


8 posted on 02/06/2014 5:03:37 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Since Subway climbed in bed with the obamas and I no longer eat or purchase their products[sandwiches], it does not matter to me what they do or do not do.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 5:07:20 AM PST by sport
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To: SoFloFreeper

>>> But Vani Hari, the activist blogger who takes credit for the removal of yellow dyes in at least three of Kraft’s Mac & Cheese products for children, was declaring victory after she had been researching the company’s bread ingredients since 2012. <<<

Needs repeating. Instead of calling it food color, call it ‘CHEMICAL’ (azo-something that you can’t spell or pronounce, oh how scary!) This is what happens if more millions enjoy more ‘funemployment’ or ‘free agents’, or ‘more freedom and options to choose’.

Hoping to gain their 15 min ‘internet fame’, MORE will be searching each ingredient of anything they can think of, and what do we end up with?

Dark Middle Ages.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 5:08:44 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Anyone with taste buds prefers Quiznos anyway.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 5:10:55 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: SoFloFreeper


12 posted on 02/06/2014 5:11:04 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SoFloFreeper
azodiacarbonamide, a plastic-based additive

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No wonder their sandwiches taste so awful.

13 posted on 02/06/2014 5:12:37 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m starting a new boycott campaign.

No Chemicals In Anything.

NCIA2050.

Anything with chemicals in it is hereby boycotted.

We will eliminate chemicals from the Earth by 2050.


14 posted on 02/06/2014 5:13:17 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: SoFloFreeper
From Wikipedia:
Use as a food additive

The United States permits the use of azodicarbonamide at levels up to 45 ppm. In Australia the use of azodicarbonamide as a food additive is banned. In Singapore, use is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $450,000.

Other uses

The principal use of azodicarbonamide is in the production of foamed plastics as an additive. The thermal decomposition of azodicarbonamide results in the evolution of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and ammonia gases, which are trapped in the polymer as bubbles to form a foamed article.

Azodicarbonamide as used in plastics, synthetic leather and other uses can be pure or modified. This is important because modification affects the reaction temperatures. Pure azodicarbonamide generally reacts around 200 °C, but there are some products that the reaction temperature must be lower, depending on the application. In the plastic, leather and other industries, modified azodicarbonamide (average decomposition temperature 170 °C) contains additives that accelerate the reaction or react at lower temperatures.

Azodicarbonamide as a blowing agent in plastics has been banned in Europe since August 2005 for the manufacture of plastic articles that are intended to come into direct contact with food.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 5:16:08 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Has Subway started putting meat in their sandwiches? The last time I ate there, all I could taste was bread... and a few vegetables.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 5:22:07 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Water is used in the making of plastics, it too must be removed from our food supply.


17 posted on 02/06/2014 5:25:45 AM PST by LukeL
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To: Steely Tom

And we wonder WHY all the “new” cancers and diseases are just “happening mysteriously” these days.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 5:26:05 AM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: ltc8k6

“We will eliminate chemicals from the Earth by 2050.”

You should run with this! It’s great political theatre, you can have fun with it!


19 posted on 02/06/2014 5:28:28 AM PST by DBrow
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To: SoFloFreeper

Actually I had to quit working at a plant because of I developed a serious skin alergy/rash to azodicarbonamide on my arms and face. It is mixed with vinyl and used to make thin sheets of intregal cell foam used in other industries. I am middle aged and had not had any significant alergies before.

When the alergy started I did my own research into what could be causing the problem and there were only two possible culprits. One was eliminated because I had little contact with it, and I was surprized to find out that azodicarbonamide was used in making breads for the fast food industry to make them “foam up” which is what the plant used it for to make its product.

After I quit the plant it took about 2 months for the alergy to clear up completly. Now almost every time I eat fast food bread I get conjested and cough for about 20-30 minutes afterwards. It’s like I’m getting a cold, then 20 minutes later it just stops.

Yes, this is anectodal (I did not get any testing done), but it was pretty clear to me.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 5:33:16 AM PST by pajama pundit ("SIN is not a family value, either")
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To: ken5050

She is stupid. “If you cannot spell it or pronounce it.” I can do both but that is an ignorant reason to ban something. You see the chemicals that occur naturally in what we eat.


21 posted on 02/06/2014 5:33:58 AM PST by mfish13 (Elections have Consequences.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Another way of attaining the ‘elasticity’ this ingredient provides to the bread is accomplished by the quality of flour as well as longer sit times for the flour water mixture.


22 posted on 02/06/2014 5:34:05 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: Cowboy Bob

I ordered a veggie sub once and the veggies were so ‘thin’ it was essentially a lettuce sandwich. The clerk wasn’t very pleasant when I told her that I wanted more of “this” and more of “that”. I even had to tell her “still not enough” on some things. If I had not been standing there watching her, no telling what non-veggie substances would have ended up in the sandwich. She was SO surly, I didn’t go back to that store for years. A different store I went to after that had a guy who worked there who was great ..... never had a problem with what he made. Still, haven’t been to a Subway in some years and won’t ever be going back since they have aligned themselves with The Mooch.


23 posted on 02/06/2014 5:44:55 AM PST by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: PAR35

Hundreds of people die EVERY YEAR from dihydrogen monoxide....yet we continue to allow CHILDREN to buy it and consume it EVERY DAY!


24 posted on 02/06/2014 5:51:22 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: trisham
azodiacarbonamide, a plastic-based additive

Its use in plastics is as a blowing agent, to produce bubbles, resulting in foamed plastics.

Another, very simple, blowing agent sometimes used in plastics is sodium hydrogen carbonate, another scary chemical name. Sodium hydrogen carbonate is sometimes sold by its stealth name, to fool the public, and is labeled "Baking Soda".

I demand that this insidious chemical be removed from ALL food products, IMMEDIATELY!

/s

25 posted on 02/06/2014 5:52:58 AM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: SoFloFreeper
Support your local Mom and Pop , privately owned grinder and sub shops . Hartford CT " grinder " ...
26 posted on 02/06/2014 5:58:20 AM PST by sushiman
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To: sushiman

Exactly right!


27 posted on 02/06/2014 6:00:08 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Bought french bread at a local bakery. It was excellent, taste, texture, superior to store bread in every way. The next day I decided to finish it and it was hard as concrete.

People want to remove things from food and then wonder why its tasteless, unappealing and gets moldy before you finish it. I too am wary of 'additives' but common sense applies.

28 posted on 02/06/2014 6:31:38 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: sushiman

Jersey Mikes stores are in a number of states, and put out a consistently good quality product, at least in the several stores I’ve visited. Local independent mom & pops vary in quality, but if they’re not pretty good they tend to not last long.


29 posted on 02/06/2014 6:37:26 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

My boycott list is getting so long I’m having to write it down.
Subway
Cracker Barrel
Olive Garden
Dead Lobster
Penny’s
Sonic


30 posted on 02/06/2014 6:50:56 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: SoFloFreeper

Still won’t eat thier processed crap.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 6:56:38 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I just received the baguette tray I ordered and will be making my own sandwiches now. Getting hungry just thinking of it and I still have to go buy the yeast.


32 posted on 02/06/2014 6:58:58 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Qiviut
I ordered a veggie sub once and the veggies were so ‘thin’ it was essentially a lettuce sandwich.

whenever i go to Subway (two days ago was the last time i was there) i ask for spinach instead of the shredded lettuce... usually my sandwich is full to where stuff falls out... that is one thing i do not like about Subway... the sandwiches are often messy... but i do ask for a lot of stuff: spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, pickles... mayo (not lite) and mustard... plus the meat and cheese... then i add chips to it when i sit to eat it :)

33 posted on 02/06/2014 6:59:58 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: JimRed
Jersey Mikes stores are in a number of states, and put out a consistently good quality product, at least in the several stores I’ve visited...

to me, Jersey Mikes is on the expensive side... i like Togos (in California)... and here in Fayetteville there is a deli called Jason's Deli... it's good... and they have the best salad bar...

34 posted on 02/06/2014 7:02:20 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

Eat at Jimmy John’s once, and you will never go back to Subway.


35 posted on 02/06/2014 7:06:44 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SoFloFreeper
I've been on pure foods for over four years now. I can't stand the taste, smell, or texture of Subway's "food". What's despicable about them is that they hype themselves as a fresh food nutritional meal.

Finding bread that's edible is very difficult. Even Panera has only one or two 100% whole grain options.

36 posted on 02/06/2014 7:13:22 AM PST by grania
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To: PAR35

Agree…

Thats used in Industrial manufacturing.

Its known to be found in streams, lakes, processed meats and vegetables and else ware.

It has been shown to be present in the systems of 99% of American humans, puppies and kittens.

Definitely should be banned… /sarc


37 posted on 02/06/2014 7:17:55 AM PST by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Subway said today it is removing a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles from the bread of it its popular sandwiches...

I am hopeful that this measure will help Subway's sandwiches taste a little less like a yoga mat or a shoe sole.
38 posted on 02/06/2014 7:36:02 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: SoFloFreeper
A few days ago, Subway openly embraced Barack Obama and got on my boycott list.

Our daughter sent an email to my wife and several others on her email about that. They liked to go to Subway now and then for sandwiches. Not any more. They got her and our last $$s for a sandwich. The closest to us is almost 10 miles anyway, and we pass a local shop that has much better eats anyway.

39 posted on 02/06/2014 7:56:43 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I called Subway,The Corporate office informed me that even tho Moosheele Did a video outside the store,that they have NOT joined with her or added her as a spokesperson in any way or fashion.


40 posted on 02/06/2014 12:05:22 PM PST by Craftmore
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To: SoFloFreeper; DanielRedfoot

Just stumbled upon a tragic dihydrogen monoxide death here:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/parents-arrested-after-allegedly-forcing-girl-5-od-soda-n24111

“a homicide by acute fluid/water intoxication causing hyponatremic encephalopathy”


41 posted on 02/06/2014 4:00:03 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Tragic...


42 posted on 02/06/2014 4:10:45 PM PST by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: DanielRedfoot

I didn’t see the thread on FR posted here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3120090/posts


43 posted on 02/06/2014 4:21:56 PM PST by PAR35
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To: SoFloFreeper
So that's what's been causing my foot condition!


44 posted on 02/06/2014 4:31:00 PM PST by Manic_Episode (F the Whigs)
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