Durban - Supermarket chain Fruit & Veg City was forced to remove foie
gras (duck liver paté) from its shelves and issue an apology after shoppers
voiced their anger at the sale of the French delicacy.
online campaign began on Friday with several consumers posting angry
messages on the chain’s Facebook page.
The food retailer eventually
caved in and sent out a press release the same day, saying the product would
be discontinued immediately.
Foie gras is produced by
force-feeding ducks or geese large amounts of grain so that their livers
swell to up to 10 times their normal size.