Due to a shortage in the table egg market, Ukraine has been approved to export eggs to Israel, following an audit carried out by the Israeli Ministry to inspect the standards under which the eggs are produced. In addition, negotiations are under way with Italy following an audit there. Israel produces the vast majority of all the eggs consumed domestically - totaling about 2 billion eggs per year. Israel imports about 100 million eggs per year. So far the eggs have been imported from three countries: The Netherlands, Spain and Turkey. However, following an outbreak of avian flu in Turkey, imports from that country have been halted. For now, Israel is importing eggs from three countries: The Netherlands, Spain, and Ukraine, and additional imports are expected from Italy