New York duck farmers have appealed to state officials for help in blocking a New York City law that bans the sale of foie gras in restaurants and shops.

Hudson Valley Foie Gras, one of the state’s largest producers of the specialty product, said it plans to file a notice this week with the state’s Department of Agriculture and Markets seeking a formal review of the city’s law, which was signed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in November.

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