Foie Gras is Once Again Legal in California, Judge Rules
California’s ban on the sale of fatty goose liver, or foie gras, has been invalidated by U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson, who ruled that the law was unconstitutional because it interferes with an existing federal law that regulates poultry products, reports The Los Angeles Times.
The state’s ban on foie gras, which went into effect in 2012, has since been challenged by a number of California chefs.
“First and foremost I am very happy for my guests, I know the people of California have missed their foie,” chef Ludo Lefebvre told The Los Angeles Times. “Speaking as a French chef, it is an important ingredient and part of the legacy of French cooking, so I am thrilled to be able to add it to the menus of Petit Trois and Trois Mec."