The Israeli government
and the US government
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 Ministry
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.