The first Foie Gras were produced more than 4,500 years ago on the shores of the Nile in Egypt, naturally crossed by geese and ducks while on migration.
The Foie Gras industry in France employs more than 20 000 people, 90% of these people are located in the South West of France.
France is the world’s largest market for Foie Gras. It is the most festive product of the well-known french cuisine. It is mostly consumed during festive periods associated with the celebrations: Anniversaries, Christmas, New Year…
At the European level the EURO-FOIE-GRAS association founded in 2008 which is gathering the producers from France, Hungary, Bulgary, Spain and Belgium, is implementing a European charter for best production practices and respect of animal welfare.
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