Official Journal of the European Union

C 194/21

Judgment of the General Court of 30 April 2014 — Hagenmeyer and Hahn v Commission

(Case T-17/12) (1)

((Consumer protection - Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 - Health claims made on foods - Refusal to authorise a reduction of disease risk claim - Designation of a risk factor - Lawfulness of the procedure authorising reduction of disease risk claims - Action for annulment - Legal interest in bringing proceedings - Direct and individual concern - Admissibility - Proportionality - Obligation to state reasons))

2014/C 194/26

Language of the case: German


Applicants: Moritz Hagenmeyer (Hamburg, Germany) and Andreas Hahn (Hanover, Germany) (represented by: T. Teufer, lawyer)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: L. Pignataro-Nolin and S. Grünheid, acting as Agents)

Intervening party in support of the defendant: Council of the Euroepan Union (represented by: I. Šulce, Z. Kupčová and M. Simm, acting as Agents)


Application for annulment in part of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1170/2011 of 16 November 2011 refusing to authorise certain health claims made on foods and referring to the reduction of disease risk (OJ 2011 L 299, p. 1).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action;


Orders Mr Moritz Hagenmeyer and Mr Andreas Hahn to bear their own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Commission;


Orders the Council of the European Union to bear its own costs.

(1)  OJ C 89, 24.3.2012.