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Subway’s heated filled sandwiches, however, turned out to contain some 10 percent sugar, meaning the product fell well outside the “staple” food category, and thus may not legally be considered “bread.” Moreover, as the products did not contain “bread”, they cannot be described as “food” for the purposes of the Second Schedule of the Act, the court ruled.
The ruling did not escape the internet crowd, who rushed to joke about the chain’s ‘sugary’ sandwiches.
So basically, it’s a donut
— Chlodulf Maximino (@chlodulfmaximi1) September 30, 2020
— Alex Butcher (@alexjbutcher) September 30, 2020
Others took a more serious tone, accusing the franchisee of contributing to obesity and the spread of diabetes with its sugar-laden products.
What's wrong with this is that it's sold as a "sandwich" to the public at large, who generally trust the description of what they're buying. "More sugar than Coke" isn't normal for bread, and there's a global diabetes epidemic going on in the background: mislabeling is dangerous.
— Charlie Stross (@cstross) September 30, 2020
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