California's Foie Gras Ban Lifted

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By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2020 12:44 AM CDT
California's Foie Gras Ban Lifted
In this Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006 file photo, a serving of salt-cured fresh foie gras with herbs is displayed at Chef Didier Durand's Cyrano's Bistrot and Wine Bar in Chicago.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

(Newser) – New York City just decided to ban the "cruel delicacy," foie gras—but it's back on the menu in California. The state banned the food, the fattened liver of a duck or goose, back in 2004, though the ban has been on and off due to various court rulings over the past few years. But thanks to a ruling Tuesday, it's now once again legal to serve it in the state, Eater reports. The catch is that the foie gras must be from an out-of-state seller and be transported by a third-party. The AP explains the ins and outs here. (Read more foie gras stories.)

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