RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Sandwich chain Subway says it is removing a controversial chemical from its breads. The chemical, azodicarbonamide, is used to strengthen bread dough. It is also found in yoga mats and shoe soles to add elasticity.
Subway released a statement saying it is in the process of removing the chemical, as part of its bread improvement efforts. The chain notes, however, that the ingredient is approved by the USDA and the FDA. Grocery store breads and other restaurant breads also contain this chemical.