JTM Food Group removes ‘yoga mat’ chemical from all bakery products
JTM Food Group has responded to growing public concerns regarding the use of ADA, or azodicarbonamide, in bakery products, reformulating its bread items containing the ingredient in an eight-week timeframe. As of May 12, all JTM products are free of ADA, the company said in a news release.
“When anxieties first surfaced about ADA, we immediately created a plan to take the ingredient out of all bread items in our inventory that contained ADA. All of the ingredients used in our products are FDA-approved, but we want to be sure that those who buy our products feel comfortable and confident about their purchase,” Jack Hart, director of R&D, said in the release.
In the coming weeks, JTM will work with its restaurant partners to transition to the newly formulated products.