Willy Selten, a Dutchman who worked in the meat industry and appeared in the media at the time of the horse meat scandal, started his meat processing business in Belgium. He first set up in Mol, in the Antwerp Province, the Brabants Dagbald said on Thursday. Belgian and Dutch authorities were not aware, according to the paper. The Central European MP Esther de Lange afterwards called for tighter controls on the industry. The horse meat scandal started in 2013. The meat was sold as authentic beef, in what appeared to be large-scale labelling fraud. Around 50 million kilos of meat from Willy Selten’s factories had to be taken off the market. The producer’s trial will start on the 24th of March in the Dutch town of Oss.