US agrees to buy poultry from Israel
Improvements in Israeli slaughterhouse standards have
led to a poultry trade agreement between Israel and the US.
and the US
also agreed to advance the inspection of slaughterhouses in
Israel in preparation for the coming renewed export of poultry to the US.
Up until now, the US has been refusing to accept poultry from Israel,
because it claims that Israeli slaughterhouses used unfit procedures that did
not meet American standards.
â€œWe have changed the standards, expanded the supervision in the
slaughterhouses, improved the enforcement system of veterinarian services in the
slaughterhouses, and I have now agreed to advance the inspection by the
authorised American officials,â€ said Shalom Simhon, head of Israel's Agriculture
The inspection judged that Israeli poultry facilities did not meet American
requirements and standards. Furthermore, some of the facilities inspected in
Israel were considered to have low hygiene.
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