Schumer calls for ban on fast food bread chemical

Charles Schumer

(Credit: Sen. Charles Schumer wants restaurants to ban a harmful chemical in their bread. (Charles Eckert))

Sen. Charles Schumer Sundaycalled on the FDA to ban a chemical that's added into the bread at most fast-food chains.

"In a day where cancer rates are rising ... you have to be careful," he said outside a McDonald's yesterday on the West Side.

Many restaurants, grocery stores and fast-food chains, like McDonald's, use azodicarbonamide to condition dough and make the bread last longer,...

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