Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 1 October 2020

Entoma SAS v Ministre de l’Économie et des Finances and Ministre de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d'État

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Food safety – Novel foods and novel food ingredients – Regulation (EC) No 258/97 – Article 1(2)(e) – Concept of ‘food ingredients isolated from animals’ – Placing on the market – Whole insects intended for human consumption

Case C-526/19

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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
06/11/2020 Entoma
01/10/2020 Entoma
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
09/07/2020 Entoma
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
13/09/2019 Entoma
Request for a preliminary ruling
09/07/2019 Entoma
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Reports of Cases

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Systematic classification scheme

4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.18 Food safety Foods and food supplements Labelling and marketing

Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part



Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 09/07/2019

Date of the Opinion

  • 09/07/2020

Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery



Publication in the Official Journal

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Name of the parties


Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Defares, Kenneth J.: Van meelwormen, krekels, sprinkhanen en andere wijzen van uitlegging van Unierecht : Conclusie A-G Bobek 9 juli 2020, zaak C-526/19, (Entoma), Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2021 p. 13-19 (NL)

Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Conseil d'État - France


  • Approximation of laws

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Cour)



Advocate General


Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English