Fast food chain Subway is in the process of removing a bleaching chemical from its breads, according to USA Today.
The chemical called ‘Azodiacarbonamid’ is also used in yoga mats and rubber shoes.
Subway’s announcement to stop using the chemical comes after a popular food blogger who runs FoodBabe.com launched a petition, asking the company to stop using the ingredient.
Subway said the change was well underway before the petition was launched. Despite the fact that the ingredient is approved by the USDA and FDA, it is banned in Australia, Europe, and the UK.
The blogger has also targeted other companies for using the chemical, including Kraft and Chick-Fil-A.