Foies Gras du Périgord

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The IGP guarantees

The guarantees of the " Canard à Foie gras du Périgord" IGP

The Origin

The products must come from ducks raised, stuffed, slaughtered, cut, cooked and packed in Périgord. To achieve this, a complete and effective documentary traceability system has been implemented by all members of the Périgord Foie Gras Association. This way, we can, in a few moments, trace all of the history of the product given to the consumer.

The Quality

Besides compliance with health standards, the specifications to which the members of the Périgord Foie Gras Association are subject to, guarantee:

Compliance with health conditions in livestock housing and feeding through the application of cleaning and disinfection programs between each batch

  • Compliance with health conditions in livestock housing and feeding through the application of cleaning and disinfection programs between each batch
  • Compliance with environmental conditions for animals with reduced densities in buildings and access to large activity courses
  • A minimum age of 91 days at slaughter; Control of all food
  • Non-use of antibiotics during feeding
  • Respect for traditional cooking techniques
  • Optimal transport conditions.
The Checks

Depending on their size and activity, the members of the Périgord Foie Gras Association are subjected to1 to 4 checks per year made by the Périgord Foie Gras Association technicians and producer groups (internal checks) or by an independent certification body (external check), which also verifies the internal checks.

In 2012, the total number of these checks was:

  • 1024 internal checks,
  • 204 external checks.