In my earlier post, I indicated that I was expecting an email from Papa John's telling me the ingredients for its products. After a follow-up email to PJ's, I received a Word document today from PJ's providing that information. The document indicates at the top that "Ingredients are not necessarily listed in order of predominance", although my sense is that the listings are pretty consistent with government regulations that require listing by order of predominance. An additional note on the bottom of the document says that "This listing is true and accurate as of August 30, 2005."
I have cut and pasted below the information provided in the PJ document for Cheese, Pizza Dough, Pizza Sauce, Robusto Pizza Sauce, and Dustinator (the blend PJ uses during shaping of their dough into skins).
Cheese: Part-skim mozzarella (pasteurized milk, cultures, salt, enzymes), food starch [derived from corn], powdered cellulose (added to prevent caking), whey protein concentrate, sodium propionate (added as a preservative)
Pizza Dough: Unbleached enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, ascorbic acid, enzyme, niacin, iron as ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, sugar, soybean oil, salt, yeast, wheat starch
Pizza Sauce: Vine-ripened fresh tomatoes, sunflower oil, sugar, salt, spices, garlic*, extra virgin olive oil and citric acid. *Dehydrated
Robusto Pizza Sauce: Vine-ripened fresh peeled chunky ground tomatoes, extra heavy tomato puree, salt. [Robusto Seasoning Blend: Sugar, Garlic Powder, Spices (Basil Leaf, Oregano, Fennel, Black Pepper), Asiago Cheese (Cultured milk, Salt, Enzymes), Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Natural Flavors, Olive Oil, Less than 2% Silicon Dioxide as a Processing Aid]
Dustinator: Semolina, wheat flour, soybean oil.
As previously noted, PJ's has changed the information previously provided on its website in which it touted the high-protein nature of its pizza flour, and now only references a proprietary blend. The Pizza Dough ingredient list above is equally vague and general.
I also assume that when PJ's says that its pizza sauce uses "vine-ripened fresh tomatoes" that it is referring to a fresh-pack tomato such as sold by Stanislaus, or similar vendor that puts citric acid in with the tomatoes.