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GAIN Report - IS5009Page 46 of 2

PRODUCT SAMPLES.

Radiation - free Certificate

Additional requirements for dairy products as SPECIALTY FOODS

Other Country - Specific Certificates

Declaration regarding the existence of Inhibitors, pharmaceutical components, antibiotics, or pesticide residues.

II. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS REQUIREMENTS

VI. ISRAEL SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Sample of Label (original label needed)

"U.S. Certificate of Origin for Exporting to Israel" (CO)

Ingredient List

Additive List

Description of Manufacturing Process Authorization/Certification/Notarization of Documents.

The government of Israel requires food products to be registered with the Ministry of Health before they can be sold in the country.  United States Food and Drug Administration approval is not mandatory, but is preferred by Israeli importers as it accelerates the product registration process and import license approval.  Product registration normally takes from 14 to 21 days if all documentation is in order.

All dairy products imported to Israel must be pasteurized and abide by all official standards and regulations of Israel.  The following documents have to be presented.

1.  List of ingredient including food additives, identified by their chemical name or respective E- number (as in the European Union).

2.  Product label (original).

3.  Certificate of analysis including chemical phosphatase test and microbiological.

4.  Declaration or analysis certificate regarding inhibitors, drug residues, antibiotics, pesticide residues, and preservatives (The only preservative allowed is sorbic acid up to 750ppm).

5.  Certificate from the veterinary authorities, according to EEC.  An APHIS Export Certificate, VS Form 16-4 (Attachment) stating that they come form herds free from foot- and- mouth disease.

6.  Flow diagram of production, including technological process.

7.  Certificate of GMP, HACCP, and/or any other quality control systems.

Other Documents:

UNCLASSIFIEDUSDA Foreign Agricultural Service

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