The Knesset Labor, Social Welfare and Health Committee approved on Thursday regulations that will make it possible to more easily import dry food such as cereals and pasta.
These types of products, which are unlikely to become infected with pathogens, must come with official documents testifying to their high quality. The cutting of red tape and delays is expected to reduce prices. The regulations had to be approved by the Finance, Economics and Health Ministries.
Dubbed the "cornflakes reform," the regulations speed up procedures for allowing the food to enter the country, said committee chairman MK Eli Alalouf. "It will be faster, cheaper and more efficient and help open this food sector to competitors and new products."
The regulations will be published officially and come into effect next week.