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Case C-453/13: Judgment of the Court (Tenth Chamber) of 16 October 2014 (request for a preliminary ruling from the High Court of Justice (England and Wales), Queen’s Bench Division (Administrative Court) — United Kingdom) — The Queen, on the application of: Newby Foods Ltd v Food Standards Agency (Protection of health — Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 — Hygiene rules for food of animal origin — Annex I, points 1.14 and 1.15 — Concepts of ‘mechanically separated meat’ and ‘meat preparations’  — Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 — Prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies — Consumer protection — Directive 2000/13/EC — Labelling and presentation of foodstuffs)

OJ C 462, 22.12.2014, p. 9–10 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

22.12.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 462/9


Judgment of the Court (Tenth Chamber) of 16 October 2014 (request for a preliminary ruling from the High Court of Justice (England and Wales), Queen’s Bench Division (Administrative Court) — United Kingdom) — The Queen, on the application of: Newby Foods Ltd v Food Standards Agency

(Case C-453/13) (1)

((Protection of health - Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 - Hygiene rules for food of animal origin - Annex I, points 1.14 and 1.15 - Concepts of ‘mechanically separated meat’ and ‘meat preparations’ - Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 - Prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies - Consumer protection - Directive 2000/13/EC - Labelling and presentation of foodstuffs))

(2014/C 462/15)

Language of the case: English

Referring court

High Court of Justice (England and Wales), Queen’s Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: The Queen, on the application of: Newby Foods Ltd

Defendant: Food Standards Agency

Operative part of the judgment

Points 1.14 and 1.15 of Annex I to 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 must be interpreted as meaning that the product obtained by the mechanical removal of meat from flesh-bearing bones after boning or from poultry carcases must be classified as ‘mechanically separated meat’ within the meaning of that point 1.14, since the process used results in a loss or modification of the muscle fibre structure which is greater than that which is strictly confined to the cutting point, irrespective of the fact that the technique used does not alter the structure of the bones used. Such a product cannot be classified as a ‘meat preparation’ within the meaning of that point 1.15.


(1)  OJ C 344, 23.11.2013.


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