French foie gras makers worry as bird flu spreads in Europe

Jars of duck liver, named Foie Gras, are displayed for sale at a poultry farm in DoazitBy Sybille de La Hamaide PARIS (Reuters) – New outbreaks in Europe of a severe strain of bird flu pose a fresh worry for French foie gras producers, already reeling from lost sales last year when the virus emerged in southwestern France. The run-up to Christmas coincides with peak demand for the delicacy, France's favorite festive treat, made from duck or goose liver. Marie-Pierre Pe from foie gras makers group CIFOG, said on Monday that prices could be 10 percent higher this Christmas after the French government's decision last year to cull all ducks and geese, and halt output for four months, in a bid to contain the virus.

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