A New York state appeals court has blunted another legal attack against the New York farms that account for the bulk of American foie gras, this time declining to order the state's agriculture commissioner to make a declaration about whether commercially produced duck liver is an adulterated food product that is dangerous to the public. The court decided that the appellants, which include the U.S. Humane Society, cannot prove an injury-in-fact that is different than the general public's.
Panel Says Groups Lack Standing To Sue Over Safety of Foie Gras
The American Lawyer
June 22, 2009