ALBANY – Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the FDA to issue a nationwide ban on a cancer-causing chemical used in several fast food bread products. Schumer wants to make sure other fast food outlets follow Subway’s lead in no longer using azodicarbonamide in breads. The chemical is typically used in shoes, yoga mats, and other rubbery products.
The senator said Sunday the chemical is still used at other chains, including McDonald’s, Starbucks, Arby’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, and KFC.
Sen. Schumer said that Subway has done it on its own and now its time for other retailers to do the same. But he said he’ll also put pressure on the FDA to ban it as well. we’re asking the FDA to ban it. The chemical is already banned in both the European Union and Australia.