Export Requirements for Israel - November 01, 2023
Consult the Shell Egg Export Restrictions List (pdf) prior to certifying any shipments.
All Policy and General Procedures Requirements listed in General Export Certification must be met unless otherwise noted in this webpage.
This instruction outlines specific certification requirements for shell eggs for further processing only as prescribed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for Israel.
Plant Listing Requirement
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for Israel maintains an independent list of all eligible US shell egg facilities. USDA-AMS must submit changes directly to IVSAH as they occur. A complete list of all official USDA shell egg facilities was submitted on November 1, 2023. Any facilities seeking to export shell eggs to Israel that inaugurated AMS grading service, or who made changes to their information on the AMS Plant Query Site after this date must contact the National Office to confirm eligibility prior to certification.
The shell eggs must be graded and certified as U.S. Grade A or better, as outlined in the United States Standards, Grades, and Weight Classes for Shell Eggs (AMS 56).
Packing Case Labeling
Each case must be identified with:
- The official plant name and plant number
- Country of origin
- Description of product (eggs)
- Egg size
- Laying date, date of packaging (lot code), and expiration date
- A statement that the eggs are intended “For Further Processing Only”
Duration of Quality (Expiration Dating)
Expiration dating is mandatory. The duration of quality (expiration dating) must follow the instructions in the General Export Certification Requirements.
USDA must visually verify condition of the final transport unit for all eggs destined for Israel. If the transport unit at origin is not the final transport unit, transloading must take place following instructions in General Export Certification Requirements.
Additionally, the grader must be present during the sealing of the container.
The lot number documented on the certificate (Form LP-210S) shall be the Julian date of production.
When completing the certificate (Form LP-210S) the following information must be included in the “Description” section:
- Under “Where Held and Temperature,” the temperature of both the cooler in which the eggs are held and the transport unit used for the shipment must be documented.
The following information must be included in the “Remarks” section:
- The statement “The poultry eggs included with this shipment are fit for human consumption.”
- The statement “The eggs are labeled in accordance with the “Export Procedures Shell Eggs to Israel, November 1, 2023”
- Total = XXX/30 dozen cases
- Type of Poultry: Chicken (Gallus domesticus)
- Date(s) of Lay:
- Date(s) of Pack:
- Lot [###] – XXX cases x XX.XX = XX,XXX.XX lbs net weight
- Flight/Ship Number:
- Container Number:
- Seal Number: