Restaurant Menu Watch: Foie gras returns to California tables

Restaurant Menu Watch: Foie gras returns to California tables

NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn breaks down what you should be watching in the industry this week. Connect with him on the latest marketing trends and news at [email protected] and @foodwriterdiary. RELATED: • California foie gras ban overturned • Restaurants, suppliers ready for foie gras ban • More food and beverage news

California’s two-and-a-half year prohibition of the sale of foie gras ended this week, as a federal judge decided that the ban was unconstitutional.

The United States Department of Agriculture has its own rules regarding the sale of poultry, and they preempt what states have to say on the matter. However, production of food by force-feeding poultry remains illegal in the state.

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