LISTERIA – ECJ

BY KEITH NUTHALLTHE EUROPEAN Court of Justice has backed the Austrian government's zero-tolerance policy regarding the contamination of smoked fish with listeria monocytogenes, ruling that Council Directive 91/493/EEC on placing fish products on the market allows such strict measures. The court rejected arguments that it and associated legislation banned a zero contamination rule as excessively tight. Its ruling was an advisory judgement helping a Vienna court decide whether Nordsee GmbH was broke the law by selling smoked Danish salmon containing listeria ...


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