Skip to comments.Subway Takes Chemical Out of Sandwich Bread After Protest
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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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.
People iron shirts with corn starch. Maybe that should be taken out of food as well.
I wonder, is that chemical why their places always stink? I can’t even stand walking into a gas station that has one inside.
"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
But when are they going to get rid of that killer chemical dihydrogen monoxide? It permeates every part of their food preparation process.
Sasquatches hate azodicarbonamide.
“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?
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
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.
>>> 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.
Anyone with taste buds prefers Quiznos anyway.
No wonder their sandwiches taste so awful.
I’m starting a new boycott campaign.
No Chemicals In Anything.
Anything with chemicals in it is hereby boycotted.
We will eliminate chemicals from the Earth by 2050.
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.
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.
Has Subway started putting meat in their sandwiches? The last time I ate there, all I could taste was bread... and a few vegetables.
Water is used in the making of plastics, it too must be removed from our food supply.
And we wonder WHY all the “new” cancers and diseases are just “happening mysteriously” these days.
“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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of people die EVERY YEAR from dihydrogen monoxide....yet we continue to allow CHILDREN to buy it and consume it EVERY DAY!
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!
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.
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.
My boycott list is getting so long I’m having to write it down.
Still won’t eat thier processed crap.
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.
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 :)
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...
Eat at Jimmy John’s once, and you will never go back to Subway.
Finding bread that's edible is very difficult. Even Panera has only one or two 100% whole grain options.
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
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.
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.
Just stumbled upon a tragic dihydrogen monoxide death here:
“a homicide by acute fluid/water intoxication causing hyponatremic encephalopathy”
I didn’t see the thread on FR posted here: