UK multiple retailer Asda has won a High Court ruling after the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) took the grocer to court for contravening EU food marketing rules. DEFRA accused Wal-Mart subsidiary Asda of breaking 14 EU marketing rules. The rules classify food by shape, size and quality and have been ridiculed by elements of the UK food industry and media as unnecessary meddling by the EU. The allegations against Asda included selling damaged lettuces, failure to mark apples with their variety and failure to classify oranges and lemons.