What's not
in our food

Our commitment to transparency

We're proud of the food we serve, and we're committed to reducing and eliminating artificial additives wherever possible. Our sandwiches, soups, and salads DO NOT contain artificial flavors, colors from artificial sources, including caramel colors and high fructose corn syrup. We're always evaluating what should go on our unacceptable ingredients list. You will not find the following ingredients in our permanent Subway® branded menu items.*
A
  • Acetylated esters of mono & diglyceride
  • Ammonium chloride
  • Ammonium phosphate
  • Artificial colors (certified FD&C, azo dyes)
  • Artificial flavors
  • Artificial smoke
  • Artificial sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin, sucrolose, etc.)
  • Astaxanthin/Canthaxanthin (synthetic)
  • Azodicarbonamide
B
  • Bentonite/Silicates
  • Benzoic acid
  • Benzyl alcohol (synthetic)
  • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
  • BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
  • Bleached flour
  • Bromates/Bromated flour
  • Brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
C
  • Calcium iodate
  • Calcium peroxide
  • Calcium sorbate
  • Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • Caramel color
  • Carmine/Cochineal Extract
D
  • Diacetyl/Acetoin
  • Dipotassium sulfate
  • DATEM (diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
  • Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
  • Dodecyl gallate
E
  • Esters of fatty acids
  • Esters of sucrose (hexa,hepta, octa)
  • Ester gums
  • Erythrosine
  • Ethoxyquin
  • Ethyl vanillin (synthetic)
  • Ethylene oxide
F
  • Fat substitutes (caprocaprylobehenin, caprenin, sucrose polyester, microparticulated whey protein concentrate, olestra, salatrim)
G
  • Glycerol of wood rosin
  • Gum arabic
H
  • Hepta-, hexa- and octa esters of sucrose
  • Hexa-esters of sucrose
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Hydrogenated starch
L
  • L-Cysteine (Cystine)
  • Lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
  • Lithotrubine BK
M
  • Methyl silicon
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
N
  • Neotame
P
  • Parabens (all)
  • Partially hydrogenated oil
  • Polydextrose
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Potassium benzoate
  • Potassium iodate
  • Potassium bisulfate
  • Propionates/proprionic acid
  • Propyl gallate
  • Propylene oxide
S
  • Sodium ferrocyanide
  • Sodium lactate
  • Sodium Lauryl sulfate
  • Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • Stannous chloride
  • Succinic acid
  • Sucroglycerides
  • Sulfur dioxide
T
  • TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Triacetin/Glycerol triacetate
V
  • Vanillin (synthetic)
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