Agriculture Ministry inspectors have confiscated and destroyed about 3,000 from the Yokneam moshav in the Jezreel Valley, after discovering serious defects in the storage of the eggs. Following site visits in recent days, the inspectors found that the farm did not meet ministry standards, with eggs kept in a non-isolated structure lacking refrigeration, the ministry said. Contrary to the requirements of the law, which requires eggs to remain in a minimum of 20°C from laying to marketing, the temperature in the structure rose to 30°C, according to the inspectors.
Ministry inspectors also recently seized 800 chickens from an open area between the Alma moshav and the Circassian village of Rehaniya in the Upper Galilee, ultimately culling them as well due to the unclear source of their origin. In addition, ministry inspectors in cooperation with the organization Let Animals Live seized about 70 birds and rabbits over the weekend in Kfar Qasem, after finding that the animals were kept in overcrowded conditions with no food or water.