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Case C-562/08: Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 25 February 2010 (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesverwaltungsgericht, Germany) — Müller Fleisch GmbH v Land Baden-Württemberg (System for monitoring bovine spongiform encephalopathy — Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 — Bovine animals over 30 months of age — Slaughter under normal conditions — Meat intended for human consumption — Mandatory screening test — National rules — Obligation to screen — Extension — Bovine animals over 24 months of age)

OJ C 100, 17.4.2010, p. 7–7 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

17.4.2010   

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Official Journal of the European Union

C 100/7


Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 25 February 2010 (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesverwaltungsgericht, Germany) — Müller Fleisch GmbH v Land Baden-Württemberg

(Case C-562/08) (1)

(System for monitoring bovine spongiform encephalopathy - Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 - Bovine animals over 30 months of age - Slaughter under normal conditions - Meat intended for human consumption - Mandatory screening test - National rules - Obligation to screen - Extension - Bovine animals over 24 months of age)

2010/C 100/09

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Bundesverwaltungsgericht

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Müller Fleisch GmbH

Defendant: Land Baden-Württemberg

Re:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Bundesverwaltungsgericht — Interpretation of Article 6(1) of, in conjunction with Annex III, Chapter A, Part I to, Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (OJ 2001 L 147, p. 1), as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1248/2001 of 22 June 2001 (OJ 2001 L 173, p. 12) — Requirement to screen for BSE all bovine animals over 30 months of age subject to normal slaughter for human consumption — National legislation extending the obligation to screen to all bovine animals over 24 months of age

Operative part of the judgment

Article 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies and Annex III, Chapter A, Part I to that regulation, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1248/2001 of 22 June 2001, do not preclude national rules under which all bovine animals over 24 months of age must be screened for bovine spongiform encephalopathy.


(1)  OJ C 69, 21.3.2009.


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