As a response to the increased demand for eggs, that emerged in Israel at the end of March amid COVID-19 spread and resulted in nationwide shortages, the Agriculture Ministry of Israel took measures to boost imports to the country.
In particular, imports from Ukraine were allowed on condition that the producers are compliant with EU standards of egg production and have Kosher certification.
Ovostar Union fully meets the above criteria and has already started supplying shell eggs to the country.
First shipment took place in early April and involved a 787 Dreamliner jet operated by national carrier El Al that arrived in Kyiv to pick up the load. In order to make best use of the available space, crates of eggs were strapped into seats, including business class.
By the end of April Ovostar Union has already exported around 4 million shell eggs to Israel, which is expected to give a good start for further cooperation.