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Oeuvre d’assistance aux bêtes d’abattoirs (OABA) v. Ministre de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation and Others, Case C-497/17, CJEU (Grand Chamber), 26 February 2019


Particular methods of slaughter prescribed by religious rites, animal welfare and organic production logo of the European Union. 

Normative references

Art. 10 EUCFR  
Article 13 TFEU 
Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products 
Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 of 24 September 2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing


The placing of the organic production logo of the European Union is not authorized on products derived from animals which have been slaughtered in accordance with religious rites without first being stunned. 
(The request for a preliminary ruling has been made in proceedings between the Association Œuvre d’Assistance aux Bêtes d’Abattoirs (OABA) and the French Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation and Others, on the application of OABA for the prohibition of the advertising and marketing of beef products bearing the brand “Tendre France”, certified “halal” and showing the indication “organic farming”).