Monday, February 10, 2014

Chemical used in yoga mats ditched by Subway found in McDonald’s, Burger King products

Subway this week found in McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy’s and popular store-bought products

-Azodicarbonamide has been revealed as an ingredient in buns at Burger, McDonald's, Chick-fil-A and more after Subway announced this week it would drop the chemical
-A MailOnline investigation also found it in many store-bought breads, frozen foods and snacks
-It was banned in Europe and elsewhere after a study showed it could possibly be unhealthy to humans

Subway is not the only company found to have products containing a chemical used to make shoes and yoga mats.

It has been revealed that Arby’s, Burger King, Chik-fil-A, Dunkin’Dounts, Jack in the Box, Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s also use azodicarbonamide in rolls and baked goods – Subway announced this week it will drop the ingredient from its bread.

MailOnline can further reveal that many popular store-bought baked goods, breads and toaster streudels also contain the potentially unhealthy chemical.

McDonald's: Big Mac buns contain azodicarbonamide, as well as regular and sesame buns at the chain

Here too: Chick-fil-A sandwiches, such as the char-grilled chicken, are made with buns containing the chemical

Backlash against widespread use of the dough conditioning and flour bleaching chemical has grown in recent weeks after food blogger Vani Hari, who runs FoodBabe, started a petition that virtually forced Subway to stop using the ingredient.

She disclosed the ingredient is used in making yoga mats and rubber-soled shoes and started a nationwide movement to get the sandwich chain to remove it from store-baked breads.

A hunt for other products containing azodicarbonamide has ensued, and according to NBC News, Subway may have unfairly been singled out.

Burger King’s use of the chemical ranges the gamut from specialty and artisan buns to croissants, croutons and French toast sticks.

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