Brakes takes foie gras off the menu

LEADNG FOODSERVICE provider Brakes Group UK has today (19th July) confirmed it will no longer offer foie gras once its current stock has sold out.


This decision comes after Brakes Group UK was contacted by animal cruelty charity and campaign group PETA, who alerted Brakes to complaints that had been made about its use of foie gras and duck liver pate.


Brakes Group UK says it has discontinued the use of foie gras after learning from PETA about how foie gras was produced – a process considered cruel to animals by many.


The discontinued use of foie gras by the food giant is the latest in a line of commitments from companies including Compass Group UK & Ireland to remove it from its product list.


Sale of foie gras and duck liver pate has also been banned in Sainsbury’s and Selfridges food hall.  Production of foie gras is banned in the UK and 16 other countries.
PETA’s anti-foie gras movement is backed by big names including actors Ralph Fiennes and Roger Moore and political figures such as Zac Goldsmith MP.