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Authorities seize 80,000 cans of dog food sold as foie gras

Old 09-24-04, 08:47 PM
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Authorities seize 80,000 cans of dog food sold as foie gras

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/481464.html
The Health and Agriculture ministries' branches in Ashkelon yesterday seized 80,000 cans of dog food that had been disguised as foie gras, as if fit for human consumption.




The product, imported from Bulgaria by Fried Leonid and originally labeled "chicken for dogs," was given two different fraudulent labels: "Domestic Birds liver pate. Producer: S.E. Grenot, France" and "Pate foie gras. Producer: Lovmit General Toshevo."

The Health Ministry has warned the public not to consume products bearing these labels. Shirley Deri, food engineer for the district of Ashkelon, said the products had not been distributed to food chains.

The Health Ministry, however, is still investigating if there had been early deliveries of the canned goods.

"The health risks from such a product are considerable. It could contain microbiological pathogens that are lethal to humans," Deri said.

Deri added that aside from the names of the products, the importer had also forged the Kashrut certification.

The Agriculture Ministry is conducting an investigation into the criminal offenses involved before deciding on a course of action.

The Health Ministry said that it viewed the forgery as a serious offense.
Something about this doesn't sound kosher.

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I have to admit that there's something funny about a bunch of rich people unknowingly eating dog food.
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Hey, I'm not rich and I like foie gras.
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I'm more the beer crowd, and I suspect the dog food tastes better than foie gras.
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Originally posted by Bushdog
Hey, I'm not rich and I like foie gras. It keeps my teeth white and my coat shiny.
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"Grandma wants more foie gras!"
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I'm a hick who didn't know what foie gras was so I googled it and found this: http://www.hsus.org/ace/11507
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Originally posted by Bushdog
Hey, I'm not rich and I like foie gras.
No offence, I think?

Seriously though, I've never tried it. How does it taste? I'm not a fan of normal liver (too chalky), but I'm curious, is foie gras much better? I'm sure it's better than dog food at least.
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It tastes like it sounds. Disgusting.
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Originally posted by cultshock
No offence, I think?

Seriously though, I've never tried it. How does it taste? I'm not a fan of normal liver (too chalky), but I'm curious, is foie gras much better? I'm sure it's better than dog food at least.
my guess would be that it taste like dog food
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It is a little different that normal liver in compositon because the geese have been overfed to produce fatty-liver. No idea what it or liver tastes like as I have been a vegetarian all my life.
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uhm, it tastes a bit like foie gras. Not everything tastes like something else.
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Originally posted by cultshock
No offence, I think?

Seriously though, I've never tried it. How does it taste? I'm not a fan of normal liver (too chalky), but I'm curious, is foie gras much better? I'm sure it's better than dog food at least.


pate fois de gras is rather much like liver that's been chewed up, spat out, regurgitated, tossed into a blender and then allowed to sit until it hardens.

It is quite -inducing
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My question is, why does this dog food I just bought taste like foie gras?
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Originally posted by ici-la-ko

It is quite -inducing
No doubt, seeing as how Lovmit General Toshevo has the word "vomit" hidden in it.
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I wonder if Arnold will now sign the endorse the bill conerning Californian foie gras?



And what is wrong with fried foie gras? It is good in small complementary doses evey once in awhile.
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Originally posted by cultshock
No offence, I think?

Seriously though, I've never tried it. How does it taste? I'm not a fan of normal liver (too chalky), but I'm curious, is foie gras much better?
To be kind, it is an "acquired" taste, like cavier.
To be unkind, it is
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Foie gras is hideous. I'd rather eat dog food.
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I didn't know what it was since I've never heard of it before... I googled it and came up with this:
http://www.hsus.org/ace/11507

I think I'm glad I've never heard of it.
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Originally posted by Einsatz
I didn't know what it was since I've never heard of it before... I googled it and came up with this:
http://www.hsus.org/ace/11507

I think I'm glad I've never heard of it.
Make sure you look at the propoganda they use to trash all meat.
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Originally posted by Bushdog
Make sure you look at the propoganda they use to trash all meat.
Well Ask Yahoo gives essentially the same description without quite as much propaganda. As far as "cruelty" it sounds overall about as bad as producing veal.
http://ask.yahoo.com/ask/20000510.html
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There may be a market for this "imitation foie gras." California is in the process of banning the real stuff because they consider the forced feeding cruel.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,134074,00.html
California Bans Foie-Gras Force-Feeding
Thursday, September 30, 2004

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California will end the force feeding of ducks, geese and other birds to produce the gourmet liver product foie gras by 2012 under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzengger.

The bill will also ban the sale of foie gras (search) in California starting that same year if it's obtained by force-feeding birds.

Schwarzenegger, who received pleas from several celebrities, including former Beatle Paul McCartney (search), to sign the bill, said it gives producers more than seven years to "evolve and perfect a humane way for a duck to consume grain to increase the size of its liver through natural processes."

"If agricultural producers are successful in this endeavor, the ban on foie gras sales and production in California will not occur," he said in a statement.

Animal rights advocates called the governor's action "a major victory for the ducks and geese."

The state's lone farm engaged in the practice, Sonoma Foie Gras, also hailed it as a victory.

The company's president, Guillermo Gonzales, said his farm would use the time before the ban is implemented "to demonstrate that foie gras production is safe and proper."


Advocates for the bill said the restrictions are needed to stop an agricultural process in which birds are fed huge amounts of food three times a day through a tube inserted into their throats. The practice enlarges the birds' livers up to 10 times their normal size before they are slaughtered.

Foie gras French for "fat liver" is served in about 300 restaurants in California, according to the California Restaurant Association (search), which opposed the bill along with several major farm groups.

The bill's author, Senate President Pro Tem John Burton, D-San Francisco, said several countries have already banned the force-feeding practice and the European Union is phasing it out.

Among other celebrities who supported the bill were actors Martin Sheen, Kim Basinger, Alicia Silverstone and Mary Tyler Moore.

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