Subway to Remove Artificial Ingredients From Menu Items

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MILFORD, Conn. — Subway is joining the long list of restaurant chains — including Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s — and dropping artificial ingredients from its menu items.

The Milford, Conn.-based chain told The Associated Press it will remove artificial flavours, colours and preservatives from its North American menu by 2017. According to Elizabeth Stewart, director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Subway, the company has been working on improving ingredients for years. Furthermore, she also told AP that plans are in motion to replace a preservative called proprionic with vinegar in Subway’s turkey by the end of this year.

Last year, company sales dropped after it was discovered that the ingredient azodicarbonamide, also found in yoga mats, was used in its bread.

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