Monday, February 10, 2014

Senator Charles Schumer Calls for Ban on Chemical Used in Bread that Obama's FDA Says is Safe as Used

By Jeff Stier, February 10, 2014
New York, NY/Washington DC -Â The following is the response of Jeff Stier, director of the National Center's Risk Analysis Division, to the call of Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) for a ban on azodicarbonamide after Subway restaurants removed the FDA-approved substance from its bread in response to an activist's petition:
Subway's move came as a result from pressure from Vani Hari, a blogger who calls herself "The Food Babe." The move had everything to do with public relations and nothing to do with food safety. Bread itself, by virtue of being a baked carbohydrate, has the carcinogen acrylamide in it. That doesn't mean it is dangerous at the levels humans consume it.
While Subway is free to market itself however it wishes, the move sets a dangerous policy precedent…..To Read More…… 

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