‘Yoga mat’ chemical will be out of Subway sandwiches next week

The chemical azodicarbonamide, which has been in both yoga mats and Subway breads, won’t be in the latter after next week, Subway said this week.

The Associated Press reported that Subway’s chief marketing officer, Tony Pace, confirmed to AP that the chemical would be out of the bread.

The announcement came after a blogger earlier this year highlighted the chemical’s being in a lot of food a lot of us eat:

The ingredient, azodicarbonamide, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in food as a bleaching agent and dough conditioner. The Environmental Working Group published a list of nearly 500 food products containing the chemical, including Little Debbie Honey Buns, Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, and many items served at McDonald’s, Burger King and Starbucks. 

The chemical is also used to make yoga mats.

Yum yum yum.

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