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(UK) Sacked, Selfridges butcher who sold foie gras under the counter

The butcher caught selling foie gras in breach of Selfridges' anti-cruelty policy has been ordered to shut up shop.

The department store said Jack O'Shea had left because of hygiene failures. In December he was exposed by the Evening Standard selling the goose liver under the counter, using the secret code "French fillet".

Campaigners accused him of a "shocking betrayal" and he was escorted from the building in front of customers on Christmas Eve.

Today Selfridges announced it had terminated Mr O'Shea's contract. It said he had been warned after the foie gras revelations, which came two years after it had banned such sales in the wake of a campaign led by actor Sir Roger Moore.

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