Eataly has become the third Italian supermarket chain to stop selling foie gras, according to local NGO Essere Animali.
In a statement, the NGO underlined that Eataly's decision on this matter is important, as “this food is considered one of the most influential in the world, even by Forbes business magazine, and we are confident that this decision will have significant repercussions on the foie-gras market”.
The decision follows the #ViaDagliScaffali campaign, conducted by Essere Animali, which focused on the conditions in which ducks and geese are raised in France for foie-gras production.
Eataly is the third supermarket chain ceasing to sell foie gras in Italy as a result of the activities of the NGO. Previously, PAM/Panorama group and Coop Italy chose to take this course of action.
According to Essere Animali spokesperson Simone Montuschi, the NGO's goal is to remove foie gras from large retailers and to “push Auchan, Bennet, Carrefour, Conad and Esselunga to make that choice”.
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