Andronico's to stop selling foie gras

May 8, 2009 7:52:40 PM PDT
The Andronico's grocery store chain Friday announced it will stop selling foie gras at its eight Bay Area stores.

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Andronico's food buyer told ABC7 she was shocked when she saw the way foie gras is made. Farmers use a long, metal tube and an air-gun to force-feed ducks several times a day. The process fattens their livers, but leaves the ducks weak and sick.

A 2003 ABC7 News I-Team investigation featuring such images led to a state law banning foie gras, effective in 2012.

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