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January 9, 2015

Federal judge blocks California’s ban on foie gras

Foie gras lovers in California can rejoice after a federal judge on Wednesday blocked the state’s ban on the sale of the fatty duck and goose liver.

U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson permanently blocked the state attorney general from enforcing the law that took effect two years ago, finding that the federal government’s authority to regulate foie gras and other poultry products supersedes the state’s.  California barred farmers from force-feeding birds with a tube, which is how foie gras is produced. The state also banned sales of the delicacy.  Read More

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