France: Foie gras removed from market
French cooperative, Euralis, removed its foie gras
products from the market just before Christmas on account of possible
According to Euralis, Salmonella
poisoning could have been the result of not-recalling the foodstuff. Around
200kg of the product, which is sold in pots of 430g, was produced and prepared
for selling on the market.
Fois gras is quite popular at Christmas in France. Elsewhere in the world,
French producers have been criticised for the manner in which the animals are
force-fed to create the luxury paté.
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