Kudos to Subway for providing full ingredient lists. However, one needs to know if the enzymes listed in the ingredients for their bread are of animal origin. Common knowledge about the 'Net is that they are NOT of animal origin, but I followed up with Michelle to find out for the record.
I would like to visit your restaurant. Can you tell me what menu items are vegan (no animal products)? Thank you for taking the time to research this.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Dear Ms xxx:
Thank you for your interest in Subway nutritional information.
On our website www.subway.com you will be able to find our nationally offered products broken down by Nutrition/Ingredient information. All information is updated regularly, unlike printed material they may be out dated.
Some local items will be found by clicking on the "Printer Friendly Version" on our website. For those local items not listed you will need to ask at your local Subway.
Highlight the maroon "Menu/Nutrition" tab at the top of the main page.
Select "Nutrition" at the bottom of the page you will see the following options:
Printer-Friendly Nutrition Info Sandwich Components
Health & Nutrition Links School Lunch Program
Weekly Reader Program,
Food Allergies Information Fat, Fiber, and Sodium Tips
Again, thank you for choosing Subway.
Michelle Lawson x
Customer Care Representative
My response #2:
Many thanks for your prompt response.
Can you tell me if the enzymes in your bread are of animal origin?
Then I noticed another suspect ingredient, Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate, which prompted another follow-up question:
Can you also determine if the Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate in your bread is of animal origin?
Six days later, I forwarded our conversation to Michelle to remind her, as I had received no response yet.
She replied #2:
On 8/16/07, Michelle lawson
This has been sent to the nutritionist and I have not heard anything back yet, sorry.
I thanked her for her extra effort and told her I was looking forward to hearing from her. Will update as necessary.