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Pizza Hut Announces Changes To Its Food Ingredients

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 05:06 pm

Pizza Hut plans to  to remove BHA/BHT, two chemically made preservatives, from its menu, as well as eliminate artificial preservatives from its cheeses and antibiotics from chicken on its pizzas.

Pizza Hurt will remove the following from its list of ingredients:

  • BHA/BHT from all meats by end of July 2016.
  • Artificial preservatives from cheese by end of March 2017.
  • Antibiotics important to human medicine from chicken for its pizzas by the end of March 2017.

This comes roughly a year after Pizza Hut became the first national pizza restaurant to remove artificial flavors and colors from its core pizzas in May 2015. Pizza Hut has removed 2.5 million pounds of salt from its ingredients over the last five years.

Pizza Hut already has eliminated partially hydrogenated oils (also known as artificial trans fats) and MSG. Currently, 15 percent of the restaurant’s pizzas have just one-third of the daily recommended dietary allowance for sodium, and 20 percent of its pizzas will meet that criteria by 2020.

Pizza Hut announced earlier this year plans to redesign up to 700 restaurants each year, with a goal of operating 8,000 restaurants in the United States by 2022, a growth of 27 percent from the 6,400 restaurants Pizza Hut currently operates.

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