United States - Foie gras (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - June 28, 2012)

Q : Have you interceded with the United States and/or California regarding the legislation banning the sale of foie gras that comes into force on July 1?

R : The French authorities have been urging the Californian authorities for 7 years now to abandon their position.

France can only regret California’s decision.

We will continue to appeal, in all appropriate forums, for compliance with international law.