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(NBC News)   Turns out Subway is not the only fast food chain that uses tasty, tasty yoga mats in their bread   (nbcnews.com) divider line 155
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2014-02-09 05:48:26 PM  
FTFA: approved as safe by the Food and Drug Administration

You know what else is "approved as safe by the Food and Drug Administration"? Lots of nasty things.
 
2014-02-09 06:09:16 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: FTFA: approved as safe by the Food and Drug Administration

You know what else is "approved as safe by the Food and Drug Administration"? Lots of nasty things.


Also:

In the United States, azodicarbonamide has generally recognized as safe (GRAS)

GRAS basically means the company that makes the stuff pinky swears that it's safe.
 
2014-02-09 06:09:24 PM  
Ingredients such as this are there because the dough and/or finished products get trucked.  In this day and age, why not have a machine that bakes bread at POS from the basic raw materials?  It'll taste better besides.
 
2014-02-09 06:09:26 PM  
Oh, FFS

The world is made of farking chemicals

Do you have any idea how much water you drink that was once someone else's piss? It doesnt matter because when the urea is diluted from the water, its no longer piss. Its H2O.

I know, its an extreme example, and it has nothing even close to what the article is speaking about, but I wanted to make a piss reference before I hit on my main point:

A chemical found in gym mats that also is found in bread does not mean there are gym mats in your bread. Take the piss example. Its chemicals.
 
2014-02-09 06:17:01 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Ingredients such as this are there because the dough and/or finished products get trucked.  In this day and age, why not have a machine that bakes bread at POS from the basic raw materials?  It'll taste better besides.


Cost and consistency are my guess. What a great time for Hardee's & Carl's Jr to advertise fresh baked buns.
 
2014-02-09 06:45:34 PM  

cman: Oh, FFS

The world is made of farking chemicals

Do you have any idea how much water you drink that was once someone else's piss? It doesnt matter because when the urea is diluted from the water, its no longer piss. Its H2O.

I know, its an extreme example, and it has nothing even close to what the article is speaking about, but I wanted to make a piss reference before I hit on my main point:

A chemical found in gym mats that also is found in bread does not mean there are gym mats in your bread. Take the piss example. Its chemicals.


I worked in a rubber mill for a few months one year.  One major chemical we used to mix with it was called Titanium Dioxide.  TD is also found in toothpaste.  This does not mean there is rubber in your toothpaste.
 
2014-02-09 06:51:32 PM  

RedPhoenix122: I worked in a rubber mill for a few months one year. One major chemical we used to mix with it was called Titanium Dioxide. TD is also found in toothpaste. This does not mean there is rubber in your toothpaste.


OH MY GOD!!! THERE'S RUBBER IN TOOTHPASTE! THE THE STUFF THEY USE TO MAKE TIRES! DIRTY STINKY TIRES! IN TOOTHPASTE!!!
 
2014-02-09 06:54:01 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: What a great time for Hardee's & Carl's Jr to advertise fresh baked buns.


Not that I cared that much, but Google makes it so easy to study it out.

- The "fresh baked" buns are indeed baked in the restaurant daily; however, they are delivered as frozen dough balls (not produced on site). Seem to be getting good reviews for taste and texture though.

- Ingredients of "fresh baked" buns do not include gym mats (though most of their regular buns do). Still lots of scary-sounding chemicals that will probably result in a slow, painful death for anyone foolish enough to eat one.

Fresh Baked Bun
Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin
Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Sugar, Soybean Oil,
Yeast. Contains less than 2%: Wheat Gluten, Salt, Natural and
Artificial Flavors, Maltodextrin, Food Starch-Modified, DATEM,
Xanthan Gum, Whey, Dextrin, Mixed Triglycerides, Enzymes,
Ascorbic Acid, Acesulfame Potassium, Maltitol, Neotame, Turmeric,
Annato. Egg for Basting: Whole Eggs, Citric Acid, 0.15% water added
as carrier for Citric Acid, Citric Acid added to preserve color.
 
2014-02-09 06:59:00 PM  

reported: study it out


I C wat u did thar
 
2014-02-09 07:06:57 PM  

reported: Egg for Basting


Until recently I had no idea the primary definition for "baste" had nothing to do with cooking.
 
2014-02-09 07:15:38 PM  

cman: reported: study it out

I C wat u did thar


That was pretty good.
 
2014-02-09 07:27:08 PM  
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2014-02-09 07:27:27 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-09 07:28:53 PM  
You know that a common food additive is also used to deice roads? Some idiots even use it as a condiment! The horrors of industrial chemicals! Ban it!
 
gja
2014-02-09 07:28:56 PM  
Like this is the first time so may here on fark have ha something rubber in their mouths.
 
2014-02-09 07:29:25 PM  
For once, 19 seconds too early rather than 19 seconds too late

/ that's what she said
 
2014-02-09 07:29:27 PM  
STFU with this shiat already. Look at your f*cking bread or bun label from almost ALL store bought bread.
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You aren't dead yet? Then STFU.
 
2014-02-09 07:29:28 PM  

CSM101: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x375]


Habeas Porpoise: [img685.imageshack.us image 696x500]


*shakes tiny fist at both of you!*
 
2014-02-09 07:31:29 PM  
People with little to no education in basic chemistry are easily frightened and confused by food products. More at 11.
 
2014-02-09 07:32:55 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Ingredients such as this are there because the dough and/or finished products get trucked.  In this day and age, why not have a machine that bakes bread at POS from the basic raw materials?  It'll taste better besides.


You know what else, it'd smell a ton better too, that vaguely industrial smell at the Subway stores is the buns finishing in the oven.  Actual fresh baked bread is among the best smells in the world, what Subway does is nothing at all like that.
 
2014-02-09 07:33:25 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: FTFA: approved as safe by the Food and Drug Administration

You know what else is "approved as safe by the Food and Drug Administration"?


i.ytimg.com
 
2014-02-09 07:33:46 PM  
if the FDA says it's safe that's good enough for me. I've been informed by farkers that the govt is never wrong and only govt oversight can keep me safe from evil businessmen in top hats.
 
2014-02-09 07:34:08 PM  

reported: Fresh Baked Bun
Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin
Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Sugar, Soybean Oil,
Yeast. Contains less than 2%: Wheat Gluten, Salt, Natural and
Artificial Flavors, Maltodextrin, Food Starch-Modified, DATEM,
Xanthan Gum, Whey, Dextrin, Mixed Triglycerides, Enzymes,
Ascorbic Acid, Acesulfame Potassium, Maltitol, Neotame, Turmeric,
Annato. Egg for Basting: Whole Eggs, Citric Acid, 0.15% water added
as carrier for Citric Acid, Citric Acid added to preserve color.

All of these acids are the same chemicles sprayed on Atlanta and parts of the south from government 747s that created a waterless snow to shut down the roads and increase reliance on government in a midterm election year!
 
2014-02-09 07:34:58 PM  
What is acid? Lots of H+ ions. Hydrogen ions are in so many things that the FDA says are "safe" for us to eat - you are eating acid! Wake up sheeple!
 
2014-02-09 07:35:41 PM  
Apparently everything is chemicals so I can eat all the chemicals and never get sick.
 
2014-02-09 07:35:51 PM  
That's nothing. What's really egregious is that their bread contains a rising agent commonly associated with infections in women.
 
2014-02-09 07:36:01 PM  
wait until they find out it also contains the same chemicals used in fire supression
 
2014-02-09 07:37:08 PM  

sno man: TheHighlandHowler: Ingredients such as this are there because the dough and/or finished products get trucked.  In this day and age, why not have a machine that bakes bread at POS from the basic raw materials?  It'll taste better besides.

You know what else, it'd smell a ton better too, that vaguely industrial smell at the Subway stores is the buns finishing in the oven.  Actual fresh baked bread is among the best smells in the world, what Subway does is nothing at all like that.


I came in here to talk about the Subway smell. Because it smells awful.
 
2014-02-09 07:37:14 PM  
Times like this I'm glad my boyfriend is a bread baker.

Yeah, yeah, chemicals everywhere, etc.  I still think this

fusillade762: antidisestablishmentarianism: FTFA: approved as safe by the Food and Drug Administration

You know what else is "approved as safe by the Food and Drug Administration"? Lots of nasty things.

Also:

In the United States, azodicarbonamide has generally recognized as safe (GRAS)

GRAS basically means the company that makes the stuff pinky swears that it's safe.


Is pretty f--ked up for a developed country.  Well.. one where companies increasingly just buy off scientists to find the results they want, and try to destroy ones who disagree.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv?cur re ntPage=all
Not a food additive; still damn good read.

But then again, nothing people eat in Britain apparently is what it says it is.  Well, a third of it anyway.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/07/fake-food-scandal-revea le d-tests-products-mislabelled

So screw buying food unless it's completely unprepped, I guess.
 
2014-02-09 07:37:26 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Ingredients such as this are there because the dough and/or finished products get trucked.  In this day and age, why not have a machine that bakes bread at POS from the basic raw materials?  It'll taste better besides.


Hmmm i wonder if it would be feasible to make a fresh baked bread vending machine....
 
2014-02-09 07:37:35 PM  

sno man: TheHighlandHowler: Ingredients such as this are there because the dough and/or finished products get trucked.  In this day and age, why not have a machine that bakes bread at POS from the basic raw materials?  It'll taste better besides.

You know what else, it'd smell a ton better too, that vaguely industrial smell at the Subway stores is the buns finishing in the oven.  Actual fresh baked bread is among the best smells in the world, what Subway does is nothing at all like that.


Subway smells like 100 or so buns baking at once. It's an "industrial" smell because they're doing in on an industrial scale. It's going to be a much more concentrated odor than you baking a couple loaves in your kitchen.
 
2014-02-09 07:37:47 PM  

aimtastic: RedPhoenix122: I worked in a rubber mill for a few months one year. One major chemical we used to mix with it was called Titanium Dioxide. TD is also found in toothpaste. This does not mean there is rubber in your toothpaste.

OH MY GOD!!! THERE'S RUBBER IN TOOTHPASTE! THE THE STUFF THEY USE TO MAKE TIRES! DIRTY STINKY TIRES! IN TOOTHPASTE!!!


Titanium dioxide is also used in fireworks.

OH MY GOD!!!!!! THEY ARE PUTTING EXPLOSIVES IN MY TOOTHPASTE AND IN RUBBER TIRES!!!!  DANGEROUS EXPLOSIVES!  A CONSPIRACY TO KILL US ALL!!1  and why are they using toothpaste in my rubber tires and explosives?
 
2014-02-09 07:38:09 PM  

CitizenjaQ: That's nothing. What's really egregious is that their bread contains a rising agent commonly associated with infections in women.


And in babies' MOUTHS!!!
 
2014-02-09 07:38:16 PM  
Titanium dioxide: coffee creamer. Latex: chewing gum, from the beginning, as well as gym mats. Calcium propanate: natural in cheese, dairy products, increased amount preserves food. This stuff? Evidently idiot bait: first site I checked doesn't like brominated vegetable oil either and tries to call this another form of it because both could make things have a more enjoyable texture.
 
2014-02-09 07:39:34 PM  

WTFDYW: STFU with this shiat already. Look at your f*cking bread or bun label from almost ALL store bought bread.
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You aren't dead yet? Then STFU.


Yea asthma, diabetes and the cancer take a while... You are already going to die.
 
2014-02-09 07:40:30 PM  
Every single thing you have ever eaten or will ever eat contains a chemical used to disinfect swimming pools.

There.  Now stop with the "OMG this food item contains a chemical used in _____!" scare tactics, and present facts.
 
2014-02-09 07:40:44 PM  
/Dangerous chemical; dihydrogen monoxide; everywhere; lakes, oceans, etc
 
2014-02-09 07:41:00 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Ingredients such as this are there because the dough and/or finished products get trucked.  In this day and age, why not have a machine that bakes bread at POS from the basic raw materials?  It'll taste better besides.


Cleaning. It's the reason chains have everything premade. Dough is sticky and it's ingredients are messy. Thus the closest you get to fresh is premeasured doughballs like Subway bakes "fresh". Even if you made a machine to eliminate talent like a Krispy Kreme donut flume, someone has to clean.
 
2014-02-09 07:41:34 PM  

sno man: it'd smell a ton better too, that vaguely industrial smell at the Subway stores is the buns finishing in the oven.  Actual fresh baked bread is among the best smells in the world, what Subway does is nothing at all like that.



I worked in a Subway off-site bread dough factory as an outside contractor for about a week straight a few years back.

Couldn't eat there for a year.

/ like a hair salon next door to paper mill next door to a rendering plant...
 
2014-02-09 07:41:51 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: sno man: TheHighlandHowler: Ingredients such as this are there because the dough and/or finished products get trucked.  In this day and age, why not have a machine that bakes bread at POS from the basic raw materials?  It'll taste better besides.

You know what else, it'd smell a ton better too, that vaguely industrial smell at the Subway stores is the buns finishing in the oven.  Actual fresh baked bread is among the best smells in the world, what Subway does is nothing at all like that.

Subway smells like 100 or so buns baking at once. It's an "industrial" smell because they're doing in on an industrial scale. It's going to be a much more concentrated odor than you baking a couple loaves in your kitchen.


no. just no.
 
2014-02-09 07:42:18 PM  

jaybeezey: if the FDA says it's safe that's good enough for me. I've been informed by farkers that the govt is never wrong and only govt oversight can keep me safe from evil businessmen in top hats.


And all of Europe has banned it so you should eat as much of it as possible because communism.
 
2014-02-09 07:44:58 PM  
I feel like this is another DHMO scare.
 
2014-02-09 07:45:21 PM  

sno man: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: sno man: TheHighlandHowler: Ingredients such as this are there because the dough and/or finished products get trucked.  In this day and age, why not have a machine that bakes bread at POS from the basic raw materials?  It'll taste better besides.

You know what else, it'd smell a ton better too, that vaguely industrial smell at the Subway stores is the buns finishing in the oven.  Actual fresh baked bread is among the best smells in the world, what Subway does is nothing at all like that.

Subway smells like 100 or so buns baking at once. It's an "industrial" smell because they're doing in on an industrial scale. It's going to be a much more concentrated odor than you baking a couple loaves in your kitchen.

no. just no.


Ha. Ok then.
 
2014-02-09 07:46:31 PM  
FTFA:  Hari noted that her site's traffic has doubled since she began the petition.

Want to bet that was the real reason for this teapot tempest to begin with?

This is one of the chemicals that was listed in that execrable BuzzFeed article that went viral last year.  Derek Lowe's In the Pipeline blog did a great takedown of the whole article and went viral as well.

(For some lighter fare from ItP about chemicals that actually are quite hazardous, check out the Things I Won't Work With category.)
 
2014-02-09 07:46:33 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: sno man: TheHighlandHowler: Ingredients such as this are there because the dough and/or finished products get trucked.  In this day and age, why not have a machine that bakes bread at POS from the basic raw materials?  It'll taste better besides.

You know what else, it'd smell a ton better too, that vaguely industrial smell at the Subway stores is the buns finishing in the oven.  Actual fresh baked bread is among the best smells in the world, what Subway does is nothing at all like that.

Subway smells like 100 or so buns baking at once. It's an "industrial" smell because they're doing in on an industrial scale. It's going to be a much more concentrated odor than you baking a couple loaves in your kitchen.


Have you ever visited a bakery in the early morning? Because that is not this.

Mmmmmm.... Bakery smell....
 
2014-02-09 07:47:39 PM  

CitizenjaQ: That's nothing. What's really egregious is that their bread contains a rising agent commonly associated with infections in women.


GAH!  Git yer Vagina'r bread away from mah family!  Now if you excuse me I am making some sandwiches with cheesewhiz.
 
2014-02-09 07:47:41 PM  

namegoeshere: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: sno man: TheHighlandHowler: Ingredients such as this are there because the dough and/or finished products get trucked.  In this day and age, why not have a machine that bakes bread at POS from the basic raw materials?  It'll taste better besides.

You know what else, it'd smell a ton better too, that vaguely industrial smell at the Subway stores is the buns finishing in the oven.  Actual fresh baked bread is among the best smells in the world, what Subway does is nothing at all like that.

Subway smells like 100 or so buns baking at once. It's an "industrial" smell because they're doing in on an industrial scale. It's going to be a much more concentrated odor than you baking a couple loaves in your kitchen.

Have you ever visited a bakery in the early morning? Because that is not this.

Mmmmmm.... Bakery smell....


Yeah, I have, that's exactly how I know Subway smells like a commercial bakery.
 
2014-02-09 07:49:08 PM  
My last Subway 6" roast beef & cheese sub consisted of: 1 6" bun 'piled high' with 3 slices of roast beef and 3 slices of cheese.

What they put in the bread is the least of their worries IMHO.
fark Subway.
 
2014-02-09 07:50:21 PM  
Maybe we could replace all the nasty chemicals with #tdazzle instead...
 
2014-02-09 07:51:25 PM  
Never been a fan of subway's sub rolls. Jimmy Johns bread is decent, but i still really miss D'Angelos, their bread is just right.
 
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