Butchery Van Hattem from Dodewaard and its director will be prosecuted for their role in a horse meat scandal of five years ago. They are suspected of forgery because they sold meat as "horse-free" while it wasn't, and as halal while it wasn't. The butchery is accused of incorporating horse meat into its products and selling it as beef, making 250 thousand euros in illegal profit, Omroep Gelderland reports.
Jan F. has to pay 2.6 million to the Netherlands state. That is the amount the court in Breda calculated he earned from selling horse meet as beef, AD reports.
Between 2006 and 2009 F. ordered horse meat from Argentina. He took it in Breda, where he butchered it and sold it as halal slaughtered beef through his own company Draap. Incidentally Draap is the Dutch word for horse - paard - spelled backwards. His main customers were in France.
The Public Prosecutor plans to demand 1.2 milion euros from bankrupt meath wholesaler Willy Selten, according to Brabants Dagblad. In 2011 and 2012 Selten sold horese meat as beef. According to the prosecutor, he earned 1.2 million euros in doing so. Selten appears in court again on Monday.
Willy Selten, owner of a now bankrupt meat wholesaler of the same name, must pay the bankruptcy administrator for his business 1 million euros, the court in Oost-Brabant ruled on Wednesday. That amount may increase even further if the court deems it necessary at a later date
The court in Amsterdam ruled on Wednesday that the Ministry of Economic Affairs has to release all information of all parties and products involved in the Willy Selten horse meat scandal of 2013.
Jan Fasen - the Breda man who is suspected of playing a central role in the horse meat scandal that had much of Europe doubting their dinners 2.5 years ago - is back in the meat selling business, his lawyer confirmed during a pre-trial hearing in the court of Breda on Wednesday
A court in East Brabant sentenced 45-year old Willy Selten to 30 months in prison for falsifying invoices, delivery notes and written statements, and using these fake documents in meat trading in two companies. Selten denied knowingly tampering with meat and claimed the fraud incident only to be an administrative error in late March.
Meat trader Willy Selten stood in front of the court in Den Bosch once more on Tuesday morning pleading his innocence, and saying that horse meat entering the beef supply chain was a simple administrative failure, according to Hart van Nederland. The prosecutor accused Selten of intentionally mixing horse meat and beef and selling it as pure beef, and called for a five-year prison sentence.
Meat trader Willy Selten admits that mistakes were made during the processing of horse meat on his farm in Oss, but he denies that he knowingly and intentionally tampered with the meat. Stelten therefore assumes that he will be acquitted when the lawsuit against him begins next week, NU reports.
The judge in Zutphen decided that Van Hattem Vlees, famous for the horse meet scandal, is to be declared bankrupt.
Dutch food watchdog, Foodwatch, have announced that they are going to demand openness around the meat scandal, and will serve slaughterhouse Van Hattem BV with an injunction, they write on their website.
Supermarket chains have been forced to take measures after a broadcast from TROS Radar revealed the desperate situation in slaughterhouses for horses in North- and South America. The programme showed images of horses suffering before they are slaughtered.
About 24,000 pounds of French horse meat from 200 slaughter horses that did not pass the health inspection, was sold on the Dutch market, reported State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs to Parliament on Monday.
One out of five Dutch people have changed their way of eating meat after the recent cases around meat in the Netherlands. 11.6 percent of the people have started to eat biological meat, 7.1 percent eats less meat of certain animals and 5.3 percent less meat in general.