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The court ruled that the bread in the tunnel ‘does not fit the legal definition of bread’

The Supreme Court of Ireland has ruled that bread used in subway locations across the country is loaded with so much sugar that it should not be considered “staple food”.

The decision was made in response to an Irish tunnel owner who challenged a European country’s value added tax. Irish Times.

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In Ireland, essential food items may be tax deductible, including bread.

The exemption led to a refund on the grounds that the tunnel owner, Bookfinders Ltd., was serving quick sandwich shop bread, so the sandwiches would be exempt from the 21% VAT when not eaten on its premises.

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The five-judge court ruled that Subway’s bread contained more sugar than allowed for staples Value Added Tax Act, 1972. The law stipulates that the total amount of sugars, fats and bread promoters used in the tax deduction should not exceed 2 percent of the weight of the flour, which separates the “main” bread from pastries and other calorie-dense ingredients. It uses bread.

According to the judges, the bread in the tunnel is said to have a sugar content. This amount does not apply to the “legal definition of bread.”

Fox News did not immediately hear from the subway at the time of publication.

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There are six types of bread (excluding tortilla wraps) in subway restaurants in Ireland, according to the company Irish website.

Customers can choose from an Italian white bread, a mozzarella- and cedar mixed Italian herbs and cheese bread, a hearty Italian bread, 9 grain wheat bread, 9-grain multi-seed bread and 6 inches gluten free. Bread.

The Irish Supreme Court has ruled that bread used in subway sandwiches contains more sugar than VAT. (IStack)

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The calorie counts for the six loaves are not listed in the tunnel’s “September 2020 United Kingdom & Ireland” nutrition facts list, which can be downloaded from its website.

For comparison, the United States is 13 types of bread (Excluding its 2 tortilla wraps) contains 120 to 220 calories, 2 to 5 grams of sugar and 1 and 5 grams of total fat.

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