American fast-food restaurant Subway revealed that it will be removing a chemical from the bread used in making its popular sandwiches.
Azodicarbonamide is a chemical that is used in yoga mats and shoe soles. When food blogger Vani Hari found out about the chemical, she started an online petition campaign, which at the last count had over 57,000 signatures.
Subway revealed that it was already considering removing the chemical even before the petition started, though it did not reveal when or by what time would it remove the use of the chemical completely.
Stating that she was happy that Subway finally listened to her and the petitioners, Hari warned the public that the bread continues to contain the chemical and asked them to stop eating the sandwiches until it is completely removed. "I commend Subway for finally responding to me and now over 57,000 concerned citizens. Their swift action is a testament to what power petitions and individuals who sign them can have. I'd like to note that current Subway sandwiches still have this ingredient, and urge everyone not to eat their sandwich bread until they have finally removed the chemical", she said.