First shipment of U.S. beef headed to Israel after ban lifted

Only Israeli-approved kosher U.S. beef facility planning expansion.

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley and Nebraska Department of Agriculture director (NDA) Greg Ibach were in Hastings, Neb., Nov. 3 to help load the first shipment of beef from the U.S to Israel since the announcement that a 13-year-long ban on U.S. beef imports was being lifted. The ban was put in place after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was confirmed in Washington state in 2003.

It was announced in February that WR Reserve, a beef processing company in Hastings, had

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