||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 179 (Mar)
||Court of Justice of the European Communities (Fifth Chamber)
Judges Wathelet (President of the Chamber), Edward, Jann, von Bahr (Rapporteur) and Rosas
||13 March 2003
European Communities - Consumers - Consumer protection - Packaging - Labelling of foodstuffs - Packaging required to bear indication that minimum durability period expired - Compatibility with Community law - Parliament and Council Directive (EC) 2000/13, arts 3, 18.
Parliament and Council Directive (EC) 2000-13 (on the approximation of the laws of the member states relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs) did not preclude a national rule which provided that, where the period of minimum durability of a foodstuff had expired, that fact had to be indicated separately, clearly and in a generally intelligible manner.
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