Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 58 (Sep)
Court: Court of First Instance of the European Communities (Third Chamber)

Judges Azizi (President), Lenaerts and Jaeger

Judgment Dates: 11 September 2002


European Community - Public health - Agricultural feedingstuff additives - Antibiotic as additive - Authorisation - Transfer of resistance to antibiotics from animals to humans - Removal of 'virginiamycin' from list of authorised additives - Whether Community institutions in error - Council Directive (EEC) 70/524, art 11 - Council Regulation (EC) 2821/98.

The Case

The Court of First Instance dismissed an application for annulment of the relevant provisions of Council Regulation (EC) 2821-98 (amending, as regards withdrawal of the authorisation of certain antibiotics, Directive 70-524) which removed the authorisation for the use of virginiamycin as an additive in agricultural feedingstuffs.

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