Chemical axed from Subway subs

Food blogger’s petition persuades sandwich chain to remove plastic-based additive from bread

The Subway restaurant chain has decided to remove a chemical from the bread it uses to make its sandwiches.

Earlier this month, after Food Babe food blogger Vani Hart garnered more than 50,000 signatures during a petition drive, Subway announced that it would cease using the plastic-based additive azodicarbonamide as an ingredient in its bread, according to ABC News. The additive, which is used to produce air pockets in the foam of yoga mats and shoe soles, has been linked to allergies, asthma and respiratory problems.

“The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon,” Subway said in a statement.