LOS ANGELES | Foie gras off Amazon’s offerings in California in settlement

LOS ANGELES | Foie gras off Amazon’s offerings in California in settlement

LOS ANGELES — Amazon has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds that have been force-fed and will pay civil penalties, investigative costs and restitution as part of a lawsuit settlement, a prosecutor said Friday.

The suit filed by prosecutors in Los Angeles, Monterey and Santa Clara counties accused the giant retailer of violating a 2004 state law banning sales of the fatty duck and goose liver delicacy if it was produced by force-feeding birds.

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