R (on the application of Association of Independent Meat Suppliers and another) v Food Standards Agency

Food and drugs – Food unfit for human consumption. The issue for determination was whether there was a right of appeal against an official veterinarian's assessment of the fitness of meat for human consumption. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the claimants' application for judicial review, held that a right of appeal was entirely inconsistent with the applicable European Union regulations. Further, as the EU regulations had not made clear or indicated that member states should enact rights of appeal, there was no duty to interpret any provision of domestic law so as to give full effect to EU law and there was no infraction of the right to property.

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