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About Euro Foie Gras

Euro Foie Gras is the European Federation of Foie Gras. Created in 2008 in Strasbourg, it brings together the federations of Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Hungary and Spain which are all the producing countries of the European Union. Euro Foie Gras represents the whole production chain (breeders, hatcheries, producers, processors and slaughterhouses).

The objectives of the European Federation of Foie Gras:

  • To promote foie gras, a thousand-year-old cultural and gastronomic tradition, and the profession of foie gras producer
  • To develop common reflexions and proposals at European level on the various topics of interest to the sector
  • To make European policy makers aware of the foie gras sector and, in particular, of its production methods
  • To establish a continuous exchange of experiences and know-how among member countries for a constant improvement of practices

Steps of production

Extensive farming

90% of life spent outside

Fattening by trained professionals

10% inside

Key figures

11 507 tonnes produced in the EU

Approximately 11 507 tonnes of foie gras were produced in the European Union in 2022 (10 953 tonnes of duck foie gras and 554 tonnes of goose foie gras). The decrease in production is due to avian influenza outbreaks.

50 000 direct jobs

The sector generates more than 50 000 direct jobs in the EU.

80% of foie gras produced in the EU

The EU produces approximately 80% of the world’s foie gras. The decrease in the European production is due to avian influenza outbreaks. The other main producing countries are China, the United States and Canada.

49 million euros of exports

According to Eurostat in 2022, exports of foie gras from the EU to third countries amounted to 49 million euros. The fall in foie gras exports is due to avian influenza outbreaks.