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Seahawk Marine Foods Ltd v Southampton Port Health Authority [2002] EHLR 306, Ct of Appeal

Case Summary  |  30 November -1


EC Regulations on microbiological safety standards for food. The Port Health Authority, a designated EC border inspection post, made a decision prohibiting the importation of seafood from Vietnam as a result of conducting microbiological tests on the cargo. The decision was challenged in judicial review proceedings as being contrary to relevant Community law. The Court of Appeal, reversing the decision of Newman J in the Administrative Court, held that the Authority's assessment of the test results and its resulting decision was compatible with Community law.