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Case C-331/88 R v Minister of Agriculture, ex p Fedesa [1990]

Facts

  • The UK adopted a rule preventing the use of certain hormone products on animals

Issue

  • Did this breach EU on the free movement of goods?

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • Economic activity may be proportionately prohibited
  • For a measure to be classed as proportionate, it must:
    • Be suitable for the pursuance of a legitimate objective
    • Be necessary to achieve that objective
    • Not have an excessive effect
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