Commend Food Chain for Removing Rubber Substance from Bread


Target: Subway CEO Fred DeLuca

Goal: Thank Subway for putting customers at ease by removing a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles from bread

After a popular petition, the food chain Subway has decided to remove a chemical in its bread that is also used in things such as yoga mats and soles of shoes to for elasticity. The chain claims that it was already in the process of removing the substance as part of a bread improvement process, but regardless, the removal of this ingredient is a victory for both Subway and consumers. Subway should be commended for its efforts to improve the quality of its food.

The substance is called azodiacarbonamide and it is used as a plastic-based additive. Although the United States claims that it is safe, several studies have linked it to respiratory issues, asthma, and allergies. It is also banned in both Europe in Australia. Regardless of whether or not the substance is proven to be safe or unsafe, it is questionable and very unsettling. It has no important need to be in food and should not be there due to its potential risks. Subway made a healthy and reputable decision in removing this chemical.

Please sign the petition below to support Subway in its decision to remove this questionable substance from its bread, and encourage the chain to keep making positive improvements to its food.


Dear Subway CEO Fred Deluca,

Your recent decision to remove the substance azodiacarbonamide from your bread is greatly appreciated by your customers and health activists everywhere. As you are aware, the substance is commonly used in items such as yoga mats and shoe soles, so when consumers discovered that it was used in Subway’s bread, they were horrified.

Although many suggest that the substance is safe for consumption, several studies have linked it to respiratory issues, asthma, and allergies, and it is banned in Europe and Australia. Whether or not it is safe, it has no necessary use in bread and questionable items such as these are better off left out of food.

Thank you again for recognizing this, and on behalf of your consumers, we encourage you to continue to make positive changes in the quality of your food.


[Your Name Here]

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