The US Supreme Court has thrown out a challenge to the 2004 California law that prohibits the sale of foie gras, according to the Associated Press.

The law was appealed by producers of the delicacy in New York and Canada as well as a number of other states on the grounds it interfered with interstate commerce, news agencies reported.

The California law passed in 2004, but went into effect two years ago. The law prohibits the force feeding of birds as well as the sale of products in the state if it is a result of force feeding a bird.

Foie gras is made from the liver of a duck or goose that is fattened by way of force feeding.