Volume 93 Issue 22 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 1, 2015

Fast-Food Ingredient Vows Proliferate

Department: Business
Keywords: food ingredients, flavors and fragrances
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Taco Bell is dropping artificial ingredients from its offerings.
Credit: Yum Brands
 The Taco Bell Cantina Power Steak Burrito.
 
Taco Bell is dropping artificial ingredients from its offerings.
Credit: Yum Brands

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut—both owned by Yum! Brands—say they will remove artificial flavors and colors from their menus this year. “Today’s customers want simplicity, transparency, and choice in the foods they eat,” Taco Bell says. The company will stop using trans fats and purchase certified sustainable palm oil. It plans to remove artificial preservatives and other additives by the end of 2017. Pizza Hut announced a similar plan. Last month, Panera Bread said it would remove a host of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives by the end of 2016.

 
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