Dutch meat wholesaler Willy Selten BV’s owner has gone on trial for allegedly selling 300 tonnes of horse meat as beef, during one of Europe’s largest food scandals.
Willy Selten denies intentionally tampering with beef consignments from his factory in the city of Oss.
He appeared in court on March 24 in Den Bosch accused of falsifying documents.
About 50,000 tonnes of meat was recalled across Europe during the horsemeat scare in 2013.
Willy Selten BV was raided by the Dutch food safety authority and the owner was subsequently arrested.
Prosecutors allege the firm’s accounts show horse meat was processed as beef.
Willy Selten admitted horse meat was processed at the plant, and said some mistakes may have been made due to poor storage controls.
However, he told Dutch news agency ANP that he did not knowingly sell horsemeat as beef and said he believed he would be acquitted.
Willy Selten BV was declared bankrupt in April 2014.
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Five people have been hospitalized in Hungary after the discovery of the deadly anthrax disease in samples of beef, reports say.
The five were admitted to hospital over concerns that they may have been infected by the disease.
Anthrax disease is caused by a bacterium that occurs naturally in soil
Anthrax was discovered in frozen meat from two animals that had been slaughtered illegally, the Hungarian health agency says.
The disease is caused by a bacterium that occurs naturally in soil.
Symptoms of anthrax exposure include skin ulcers, nausea, vomiting and fever. Left untreated, it can lead to death.
The animals in the latest outbreak were reportedly slaughtered at a farm in Tiszafured, a town 99 miles east of Hungarian capital, Budapest.
Last night’s episode of Duck Dynasty showed how Willie and Jase Robertson settled their beef in the only way a redneck knows how.
“As an older brother, Jase has always acted like he’s better at everything,” complained Willie Robertson.
“One time he even told me he was better at flipping channels. But this time Jase has bitten off more than he can chew.”
“The whole town? You don’t make the best burger in the family!” Jase Robertson told his younger brother Willie.
“I make better burgers than you.”
At first, the two asked Uncle Si Robertson to settle the feud but Si was no help. When asked if he preferred Willie’s burgers to Jase’s, Si Robertson answered he preferred Phil’s first and then Miss Kay’s.
“I have to eat one from both of you,” said Si Robertson.
“In a burger-eating competition, there’s no question Willie is your man but this is a burger-making competition,” said a confident Jase Robertson.
“Willie is going down. I’m like the redneck Emeril Lagasse.”
While the two competitors made their way to the grocery store to pick up ingredients, youngest brother Jep Robertson got roped into helping his father get rid of his unwanted junk.
“Around here, stuff tends to pile up,” said Phil Robertson.
Willie and Jase Robertson settle beef in redneck style
“A whole lot of what most people would characterize as junk.”
When Jep Robertson showed up looking for old newspapers for his wife Jessica to use in an arts and crafts project, his father Phil capitalized on the situation.
“When my son comes rolling in, I have to seize upon the opportunity,” explained Phil Robertson.
“Next thing you know, the pile’s not there anymore.”
But Jep Robertson wasn’t falling for his father’s old tricks that easily.
Phil Robertson tried to unload old phonebooks and other paper goods on his son, but Jep stayed true to his mission and only accepted the paper.
“I’ve seen my dad try to set this kind of trap before,” Jep Robertson said.
“I came up for a few stacks of newspaper and that’s what I’m going to leave with.”
But it wasn’t long before Phil Robertson had Jep lugging a pick up truck full of junk to the recycling center.
It wasn’t until Jep Robertson had almost finished unloading the old newspapers, did Phil reveal they were covered in rat pee.
“Subdivision people, [rat pee] runs through them like sauce in a cat,” Phil Robertson said as he warned Jep to wash his hands well after touching the paper.
“Most dads would just ask for their sons help,” Jep Robertson said.
“My dad is different. But most fathers don’t have thousands of newspapers soaked with rat pee. Rat pee in my beard, thanks dad.”
Back at the Duck Commander warehouse, no duck calls were being made per usual and the boys began their cook off.
The competition got serious when Willie Robertson asked to borrow Jase’s pan.
“[Willie] wants to share [a pan] in a burger cook off?” a bewildered Jase Robertson asked.
“As competitive as Willie is, the man doesn’t understand competition.”
“Would Batman give the Penguin his bat mobile? Would I give a duck a bulletproof vest? Of course not!”
In the end, the two brothers only proved that the burger making business is better left to Phil and Miss Kay. Even Duck Commander employee and food enthusiast John Godwin couldn’t stomach their patties.
Molly Schuyler, a mother-of-four from Nebraska, has smashed the world record for speed eating by devouring a 72oz steak in 2 minutes and 44 seconds.
The 125-pound woman finished the mammoth meal in just 2 minutes and 44 seconds using her hands.
The video of Molly Schuyler’s world record has since gone viral.
Molly Schuyler has smashed the world record for speed eating by devouring a 72oz steak in 2 minutes and 44 seconds
The previous record used to belong to an eater who was described as a “body building huge man”.
He only managed to eat the meal in 6 minutes and 48 seconds.
Molly Schuyler, 34, even had room to eat some french fries washed down with a drink of water after she had demolished her steak dinner.
She has had a rather impressive start to 2014. Just a day before, she also smashed another world record by eating a 12lb sandwich and 1lb of French fries in just 54 minutes, which saw her awarded $600.
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Willie Robertson was being something of a jerk on the latest episode of Duck Dynasty.
Willie Robertson, 40, ordered a case of wildebeest biltong, a thick, exotic cured meat from South Africa, and refused to share it with anyone.
“Anybody who knows about real beef jerky, knows about biltong,” Willie Robertson explained.
“Biltong is delicious.”
The smell of Willie Robertson’s biltong was so pungent, it brought Jase and Uncle Si straight into his office.
“I smell me some meat,” said Jase Robertson.
“I’m part bloodhound. The nose don’t lie.”
“I smell meat,” chimed in Uncle Si Robertson.
Willie Robertson was being something of a jerk on the latest episode of Duck Dynasty
“Let’s eat, son.”
Willie Robertson, however, was not giving up the jerky.
“This is mine, I put Jack Link’s in the break room for you guys,” the Duck Commander CEO explained.
“I’m not here to feed you guys, you’re here to work.”
“Are you serious, you’re not going to share that?” asked a slightly bewildered Jase Robertson.
“Mmmm-hmmm,” replied Willie, licking the biltong.
“That’s just wrong,” said Jase, leaving Willie’s office in disgust.
“That’s it, I’m out of here. You’re a terrible brother.”
Having been denied a share of Willie’s biltong, Jase and Uncle Si were left with an insatiable hankering for dried meat.
“We have, as rednecks, the right to eat beef jerky,” explained a ticked off Jase.
“Beef jerky is a redneck’s fuel. You take away his beef jerky, he’s sitting in the corner, sucking his thumb. Everyone knows that.”
To remedy the wrong, the Duck Commander crew decided take the afternoon off and make their own jerky, using Justin Martin’s venison and John Godwin’s dehydrator.
“You don’t want to share your jerky, fine,” grumbled Jase Robertson.
“I’ll make my own biltong, and I’ll call it <<Jase-tong>>.”