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December 17, 2018

Foie gras off Amazon.com’s menu in California after settlement

Amazon.com has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds that have been force-fed and pay $100,000 in penalties and costs as part of a lawsuit settlement, a prosecutor said Friday. The lawsuit filed by prosecutors in Los Angeles, Monterey and Santa Clara counties accused the world’s largest online retailer of violating a 2004 state law banning sales of the fatty duck and goose liver if it was produced by force-feeding poultry. A judge approved the settlement on Thursday between Amazon and the three prosecutors, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement. Amazon declined comment.  Read more

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