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Parliamentary questions
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23 March 2017
Question for written answer E-001996-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Clara Eugenia Aguilera García (S&D)

 Subject:  Foie gras production in the European Union
 Answer in writing 

The report on ‘The welfare of ducks during foie gras production’, drawn up in 2015 by Cambridge University’s Animal Welfare Information Service, states: ‘We were unable to find reliable information for production methods in other EU countries such as Spain, Bulgaria and Hungary; some is presented in SCAHAW (1998) but is likely to be out-of-date’.

The Commission has repeatedly stated its commitment to ensuring compliance with EU legislation on foie gras production.

— Can the Commission provide the information available to date on foie gras production methods in Spain, Bulgaria and Hungary, with particular regard to compliance with the Community legislation in force?

— How have production methods evolved since 1998, when the SCAHAW (Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare) report was published, and what most recent information does the Commission have for the purpose of monitoring and enforcing current EU legislation?

Original language of question: ES 
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