WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 19, 2020 - Organic Consumers Association (OCA) sued D’Artagnan, the largest distributor of foie gras in the U.S., for deceptive marketing and advertising of foie gras, sold under the D’Artagnan brand.
The action was filed by Richman Law Group on behalf of OCA, in D.C. Superior Court under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act.
“Increasingly, consumers are aligning their food purchases with their personal values,” said Ronnie Cummins, OCA’s international director. “That’s especially true when it comes to the humane treatment of animals.
“Surveys consistently show that consumers place a high value on animal welfare and are willing to pay more for brands that adhere to high animal welfare standards,” Cummins said. “Consumers must be protected from false and misleading advertising and marketing claims, and corporations like D’Artagnan must be held accountable for the claims they make.”