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14 March 2017, 19:35

Israel to buy Belarusian kosher beef

GOMEL, 14 March (BelTA) – The Belarusian meatpacking company Koshelevo will sell kosher beef to Israel, the press service of the Gomel Oblast administration told BelTA.

It is now possible to sell beef to Israel thanks to the implementation of the investment project to build Belarus' first kosher meatpacking factory. Koshelevo is a private company. It was commissioned a short time ago. The meatpacking company Koshelevo has signed a contract with an Israeli company with many years of experience of importing kosher meat from Poland, Spain, and other countries. Gomel Oblast will be able to ship 24-28 tonnes of kosher meat per day.

According to Yelena Lyakhova, Director of the meatpacking company Koshelevo, exporting 100% of the output was the idea as early as the project's preparation phase. The enterprise's plant and equipment have been modernized to make kosher meat products with a view to developing alternative target markets.

At present the enterprise uses modern automated meat deboning lines with the output capacity of 50 tonnes of meat per shift, refrigerators able to store 300 tonnes at a time, a slaughterhouse able to slaughter 200 head of cattle per shift. All kinds of infrastructure a meatpacking enterprise needs are available.

The first few animals were slaughtered and processed in the presence of religious representatives of Israel on 14 March.

The meatpacking company Koshelevo was registered in January 2016. It is located in Buda-Koshelevo District, Gomel Oblast and employs 150 people.

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