The first foreign audit reports of 2023 are good for Japanese and Israeli meat exporters to the U.S.
The USDA’s Foreign Audit Reports for Japan and Israel have been released during the past week. Japan’s food safety systems for raw intact beef products were the subject of fieldwork from July 19 to August 17, 2022. Israel’s food safety systems were evaluated from June 27 to July 19, 2022, for processed poultry products. The final reports were released to the Japanese government on Jan. 3, 2023, and to the Israeli government on Jan. 5, 2023.