Pizza Hut Bans Artificial Preservatives, Antibiotics, and BHA From Its Food

Pizza Hut is the latest fast food chain to lean towards ‘clean’ cuisine by punishing artificial ingredients and growth hormones

Pizza Hut is cleaning up its image and its food.

Pizza Hut made a big announcement today about ingredients in its pizzas. The chain will be slowly phasing out artificial preservatives in cheese, antibiotics in chicken, and BHA/BHT from all meats. Expect these three controversial additives to be gone by mid-2017.Last year, Pizza Hut announced that it would be the first nationwide chain to remove artificial colors and additives, so this is just the next step in the process.

“We believe that Pizza Hut food shouldn’t only taste great, but you should feel great about it, too,” said Jeff Fox, chief brand and concept officer, Pizza Hut. “Our enhanced and expanded commitment to superior restaurant-quality food is the result of listening closely to our customers, and they say that these are things that they do want in their pizzas.”

Pizza Hut has also gotten rid of partially hydrogenated oils (although this is not a huge accomplishment since they were banned by the FDA last year), and MSG (science actually points to evidence that MSG is likely not as unhealthy as we have previously thought).


The banning of antibiotics in Pizza Hut’s foods comes at a crucial time: The first bacteria totally resistant to antibiotics has been found, making it an extremely important and scary issue.