Pat LaFrieda Jr., the "Magician of Meat", has revolutionized the burger and meat industry. Running a third-generation wholesale meat-purveyor business in New Jersey with his cranky dad, Pat Sr., and his smooth-talking cousin, Mark Pastore, Pat and his family have built the company into a meat empire. But with big business comes big problems. Whether it's last-minute requests, creating burger blends and menus for new clients, dealing with difficult customers or navigating the personalities of a 500-person work staff, Meat Men takes viewers on a high-"steaks" ride with a side of humor, served medium rare.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Meat Men - 2013 horse meat scandal - Netflix
The 2013 horse meat scandal was a scandal in Europe in which foods advertised as containing beef were found to contain undeclared or improperly declared horse meat – as much as 100% of the meat content in some cases. A smaller number of products also contained other undeclared meats, such as pork. The issue came to light on 15 January 2013, when it was reported that horse DNA had been discovered in frozen beefburgers sold in several Irish and British supermarkets. The analysis stated that 23 out of 27 samples of beef burgers also contained pig DNA; pork is a taboo food in the Muslim and Jewish communities. While the presence of undeclared meat was not a health issue, the scandal revealed a major breakdown in the traceability of the food supply chain, and the risk that harmful ingredients could have been included as well. Sports horses, for example, could have entered the food supply chain, and with them the veterinary drug phenylbutazone which is banned in food animals. The scandal has since spread to 13 other European countries, and European authorities have decided to find an EU-wide solution. They initiated meat testing of about 4,000 horse meat samples for the veterinary drug.
Meat Men - Whitbread - Netflix
Whitbread, which was at the time Britain's biggest hotel group also discovered through tests that it had unknowlingly sold concealed horse meat in food products.
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