Panera to switch to ‘clean bacon’

(WFLA) – Panera Bread announced this week it will be switching to serving ‘clean bacon’ at its restaurants.

Starting this week, the bacon served at Panera on salads, sandwiches and in soups will no longer have additives like sodium nitrite and sodium phosphate according to CNN. These additives were used to cure the meat.

The company switched to celery powder as a replacement and also removed artificial flavoring.

Instead, it will start using extra applewood smoke to create “deeper, more complex bacon flavor,” according to CNN. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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