Official Journal of the European Union

C 152/15

Request for a preliminary ruling from the College van Beroep voor het Bedrijfsleven (Netherlands) lodged on 12 February 2018 — T. Boer & Zonen BV v Staatssecretaris van Economische Zaken

(Case C-98/18)

(2018/C 152/18)

Language of the case: Dutch

Referring court

College van Beroep voor het Bedrijfsleven

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: T. Boer & Zonen BV

Defendant: Staatssecretaris van Economische Zaken

Question referred

Should the provisions of Annex III, Section I, Chapter VII, points 1 and 3, to Regulation No 853/2004 (1) be interpreted as meaning that the cooling of meat must take place in the slaughterhouse itself — such that the loading of the meat into a refrigerated truck may commence once that meat has attained a maximum temperature of 7 degrees Celsius — or may the cooling of the meat also take place in the refrigerated truck, provided that the truck does not leave the premises of the slaughterhouse?

(1)  Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin (OJ 2004 L 139, p. 55).