9th Circuit Upholds California’s Ban on Sales of Foie Gras with Limited Exception

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld California’s ban on the sales of foie gras, holding that the prohibition is neither preempted by the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act nor unconstitutional under the dormant Commerce Clause. In its decision, the Ninth Circuit also affirmed that the sales ban does not prohibit Californians from ordering foie gras from out-of-state suppliers for personal consumption.