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Panera Works With Suppliers to Remove 150 Substances From Its Food Supply Chain

Panera Bread Co. said it is progressing on its commitment to remove artificial additives by publishing a list of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives it has eliminated or intends to remove from its Panera Bread and St. Louis Bread Co. food menus by the end of 2016. Panera reportedly is the first national restaurant company in the U.S. to publicly share a comprehensive list of ingredients that will be removed from or never appear in its menu items.

"The No No List is the latest step on our journey to clean food and a transparent menu," said founder and CEO Ron Shaich. The list also includes artificial additives, trans fats and substances like high fructose corn syrup. There are more than 150 ingredients that will be impacted.

For more than a year, Panera has been working alongside suppliers to "un-engineer" its food menu.

Source: Panera Bread Co.

"The No No List is the latest step on our journey to clean food and a transparent menu," said founder and CEO Ron Shaich. The list also includes artificial additives, trans fats and substances like high fructose corn syrup. There are more than 150 ingredients that will be impacted.

For more than a year, Panera has been working alongside suppliers to "un-engineer" its food menu.

Source: Panera Bread Co.