Back in February 2014, I did a quick post on the A word: azodicarbonamide aka yoga mat in bread. At the time, I was appalled to learn that azodicarbonamide also showed up unexpectedly on a bag of Robin Hood Nutri flour blend with omega-3 and fibre. Ever since then, I’ve been extra vigilant about what I buy because quite frankly, I don’t need to eat any more azodicarbonamide.
A recent trip to my local grocery store gave me hope that things might be moving in the right direction. On a whim, I went into the bakery aisles and noticed the bags of Robin Hood flour. I decided to go and take a look.
Guess what I found?
Product Update: Is azodicarbonamide still there?
I didn’t see the exact same bag of Robin Hood Nutri flour blend with omega-3 and fibre but the ones I did see were packaged in the same way. There was a bag of Robin Hood original all purpose flour, a bag of Nutri flour blend that takes like white, and a bag of Nutri gluten free flour blend.
Good news: I did not find the word “azodicarbonamide” on any of these bags of Robin Hood flour. The bad news, there were a few things that did show up like “benzoyl peroxide” which a quick google reveals it as an antibacterial ingredient used in acne products.
Stop the presses. Sooooooooooooooooooooo, let me get this straight. I go from eating yoga mats to eating acne products?
Is it just me or is that completely ludicrous? It was on only one type of Robin Hood flours but that’s gross enough for me to avoid the brand altogether.
Um…so are we headed in the right direction? On the one hand, azodicarbonamide wasn’t there but benzoyl peroxide is. Sure, I know they’re two completely different products but both are made by Robin Hood and someone is obviously making these decisions in that big fancy company. Now, I’m not a big wig making these high level executive decisions but I’m pretty sure I’d make different choices.
If you want to read my earlier post on azodicarbonamide in the Robin Hood Nutri flour blend with omega-3 and fibre, click here.
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