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Launching Subway Petition – They Will Finally Hear From Us, Loud and Clear

Join Me In Signing The Petition: Subway Stop Using Dangerous Chemicals In Your Bread! 


I have written about Subway several times – First in 2012, when I did an investigation into what exactly was in their famous low calorie and “fresh” sandwiches and then again last year when I did a deep dive into one of the most controversial ingredients used in their breads.

Not only has this company not responded, but they have ignored repeated requests by me and others to learn more about why they are using an ingredient banned all over the world. They have completely ignored us.

Then last week, Michelle Obama, The First Lady of The United States endorsed this company saying every single item on the kid’s menu met the “highest nutrition standards.

This is what broke the camels back.

Not only is the First Lady of the United States duped by this company, but millions of North Americans.

I knew I had to do something. With you.

This action is bigger than just one ingredient.  It’s about holding companies accountable for their hypocrisy and exploitation of Americans. It’s about waking up the world and telling them the truth.

Join me today – Read this petition, sign it & watch the short video and then share it with everyone you know.

We have power together to change the food system.

We’ve done it a few times now, and we are going to do it again.

Onward! Food Babe Army! 

Thank You For Making Your Voice Heard,

Vani Hari

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406 responses to “Launching Subway Petition – They Will Finally Hear From Us, Loud and Clear

  1. Fantastic issues altogether, you simply received a emblem new reader. What may you suggest about your post that you just made a few days ago? Any sure?

  2. Do you know if they did what they said they were going to do and have taken out the ingredient call “Azodicarbonamide” ….
    I can find NO where, where they have did it yet…….
    There is NO proof that they have yet!!!

    thanks for all you do 🙂

    1. subway has removed the ingredient Azodicarbonamide from the bread in 2013. here’s where it says: To our knowledge Subway is the first major restaurant chain in North America to completely remove
      Azodicarbonamide from its core bread formulations. We began the conversion to Azo-free (No
      Azodicarbonamide) bread in 2013, and it’s now in our restaurants.

      At Subway, we take great pride in our bread leadership, and that leadership goes back to 1984 when we
      first introduced in-store baking. Once again, we’re pleased to lead the way in the quick service industry,
      this time with the removal of Azodicarbonamide. Azodicarbonamide is used in most bread and by most
      brands, but removing it has long been part of our bread improvement program.

      At Subway, we are always improving, and we’ll be making even more bread improvements in the years
      to come. For example, here are some of our recent bread improvements.

      o 2014—51% whole grains now used in our 9-Grain Wheat bread
      (100% of the daily Whole Grain requirement per Footlong)
      o 2013— Azo-free bread introduced (Azodicarbonamide removed), with 100% conversion
      by April, 2014
      o 2012— Sodium content was reduced by 29% for 9-Grain Wheat bread and 42% for
      Italian bread
      o 2011— Removed high fructose corn syrup from our 9-Grain Wheat bread
      (There is no HFCS in the Italian bread)
      o 2011— Fortified our U.S. bread with Vitamin D and Calcium
      o 2009— Improved Wheat bread by converting to 9-Grain Wheat bread
      o 2008— Introduced Azo-free flatbread
      o 2008— Removed artificial trans-fats
      o 2007— Increased fiber content in wheat bread

  3. The news said that Subway removed Azodicarbonamide.

    WELL…I looked up the nutritional ingredients on McDonalds website and they have Azodicarbonamide in all their hambuger buns and in the muffins (egg mcmuffins). Also, Azodicarbonamide is in the KIDS HAPPY MEALS (hambuger bun)!!!!!

    I would be nice if everyone knew that!

  4. I saw the Subway commercial that the bread have a new rasing no azodicarbonamide. But how about the potassium bromate, thats block the absorption of iodine, damaging the thyroids.

  5. I had my students write letters to companies based on articles they read on Food Babe. Subway wrote back that they changed the harmful ingredients from yoga mats etc. in their bread. Should this post be amended?

  6. Whether any judgment on whether azodicarbonamide is good or bad, here’s one observation.. Without any proof I am neither for or against. I make my own bread and basically never eat at any fast food place.

    As the Huffington post pointed out, foodbabe has no proof and no credentials (AFAIK) other than having a bully pulpit. Just because something has a long scary name, does not necessarily mean it’s bad.

    Subway probably just wants to get this behind them. It has to be bad for sales. I don’t necessarily agree that Subway is removing azo because they know its bad or there’s some evil scheme. It could be but then again, maybe not. Show us the smoking gun…some emails from Jared. They are simply getting rid of it because foodbabe has convinced people it is bad and to a certain extent, is wrecking their business.

    Lost sales is likely in the millions of dollars and even if Subway wants to quietly get past this…no azo, problem solved. Sooner or later some lawyer is going to realize this would seem like a picture perfect lawsuit.

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