Five Ways To Get Your Foie Gras On (Legally) In California After July 1
On July 1, SB 1520 comes into force, which bans the production (including production-for-hire) and sale of products involving force-fed birds. Notice those words--you can't produce it, and you can't hire someone else to produce it, and you can't sell it to anyone.
That leaves all sorts of great legal ways to obtain your foie gras, if you're truly determined to have it. Read on for five loopholes that'll keep you swimming in salade gasconne.
The distribution of foie gras is not prohibited, only its sale. Technically, your favorite restaurant could give you all the foie gras they wanted. They can even prepare it, because there's no rule against serving the stuff. They just can't charge you for it--but you don't mind paying $50 for brioche and cherry jam, right, with a lagniappe of a few ounces of foie gras?
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