Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on Monday urged the Food and Drug Administration to ban azodicarbonamide from use in foods, saying it is a suspected carcinogen. Schumer's call followed Subway's announcement that it would remove the chemical from its bread, a move sparked by an online petition. The FDA said its decisions are based on "an extensive, science-based process" and it is "prepared to take appropriate action if safety concerns arise."

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