“There is no question that the bread supplied by Subway in its heated sandwiches has a sugar content of 10% of the weight of the flour included in the dough, and therefore exceeds the 2% specified”, the judgment reads.The law distinguishes between “bread as a staple food” and other bakery products “which are, or come close to, confectionery or fancy bakery products”, according to the ruling.
Bookfinders appealed a 2006 decision by authorities that refused to reimburse value-added tax payments. The lower courts had dismissed the case before it reached the Supreme Court.
The move comes years after Subway suffered a bad publicity attack sparked by a food blogger who asked the chain to take a loaf of bread.found in many products, including yoga mats. In 2014, the popular sandwich chain of his bread.