Panera Bread, the fast-casual lunch chain, announced it will eliminate a long list of "No-No" ingredients from all products, including benzoic acid, caramel color, carmine, maltodextrin, vanillin and more by the end of 2016.
"We are not scientists. We are people who know and love food, and who believe that the journey to better food starts with simpler ingredients,” said founder and CEO Ron Shaich in a statement. “And to turn that belief into meaningful action, we consulted with third-party scientists and experts to compile a list of common artificial additives that we are going to do without it.”
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