Letters: One sandwich, hold the rubber

Re "Subway to remove bread ingredient," Feb. 7

It is appalling what the Food and Drug Administration calls safe.


To my surprise I find that the FDA-approved chemical azodicarbonamide, considered to be "safely used" in food, is used in some Subway bread and is also commonly found in rubber shoe soles and yoga mats. Tasty.

I understand that Subway promotes a healthy lifestyle, but this is one thing my exercise and eating habits should not have in common.

The American food industry possibly is not only sickening people with chemical enhancements such as azodicarbonamide, which has been linked to asthma and respiratory problems, it is also starving us of nutrients by providing foods that temporarily satisfy but are so processed and artificial that there is little to no nutritional value left in them.

Do we ever really "eat fresh"?

Natalie Primeaux

Greenbrier, Ark.

I was surprised that the Subway sandwich chain, with its slogan "eat fresh," has been using an ingredient in its bread that is often used in the production of rubber-soled shoes.

As a frequent Subway customer, that may explain why my shoes have been lasting longer.

Harvey Barkan

Studio City