Panera Bread says “no” to artificial food additives

6/3/14 Bruce Horovitz USA Today Bulletins

Panera Bread announced that food served in its 1800 bakery-cafés will be free of artificial additives by the end of 2016. Panera says this decision is part of its ongoing commitment to clean ingredients and transparency. Artificial trans fats, caramel coloring, and various fillers, dyes, preservatives, sweeteners and flavor enhancers are among the chemicals being eliminated. Panera said “Millenials'” interest in health was instrumental in prompting this move and that working with suppliers will be the biggest challenge.


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