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.