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In Re: The HSUS, et al. (Foie gras adulteration)


With overwhelming evidence that the birds raised for force-fed foie gras are diseased, and in light of a scientific study suggesting foie gras may pose increased health risks to those who consume it, the HSUS filed a rulemaking petition requesting the United States Department of Agriculture to declare foie gras an adulterated food product.


 

Court or Agency: United States Department of Agriculture
Plaintiff(s): The HSUS, Farm Sanctuary, Animal Legal Defense Fund, NYU Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, Jessica Gorman, Doris Booth, Daniel Stahlie
Defendant: United States Department of Agriculture
HSUS Counsel: Peter Petersan & Carter Dillard
Outside Counsel:
Status: Submitted; Awaiting Decision