The Irish Supreme court have ruled against the bread in Subway sandwiches being classed as bread for VAT purposes of being zero rated as a staple food. Why ?
The sugar content of bread under Irish law must be no more than 2% of the weight of the dough.
Subway bread contains 10%.
My Panasonic would make crusts like rock at 10% !
The [Irish] Supreme Court today ruled that sandwiches made by Subway contain too much sugar to legally be considered bread.
However, the five-judge court ruled that the sandwiches must attract a rate of VAT due to its sugar content.
The law states that for bread to be considered a “staple product” and not attract VAT, it “shall not exceed 2% of the weight of flour included in the dough”. Subway’s bread has a 10% ratio.