The Plano, Texas-based division of Yum! Brands Inc. said that by the end of July it will remove preservatives BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), mainly used to prevent oils from becoming rancid through oxidation, from the chain’s meats. By March 2017, it will assure that cheeses have no artificial preservatives.
The company said it also will remove “antibiotics important to human medicine from chicken” by the end of March 2017.
Pizza Hut has also created a microsite to highlight its food-ingredient commitments, at PizzaHut.com/RestaurantQuality. The microsite spotlights ingredients, heritage and innovations.
Pizza Hut said it has already eliminated partially hydrogenated oils, or artificial trans fats, and monosodium glutamate, or MSG. The company said 15 percent of its pizzas have just a third of the daily recommended dietary allowance for sodium, and 20 percent of its pizzas will meet that criteria by 2020.