European Union – Agricultural products and foodstuffs. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling, decising that art 27(4)(a) and Annex VI, points (1) and (2), of Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council should be interpreted as precluding member states, when they prescribed the fees charged to food sector establishments, from including the costs connected to the compulsory basic training of official auxiliaries.