BUTCHERS in Italy have pinched the record for creating the worlds longest sausage from their Romanian counterparts, creating a banger more than half a kilometre long. The 594-metre long sausage took ten cooks from Penne, a small town in the centre of the country, three hours to craft. More than half a tonne of meat - weighing exactly 1,300 lbs - was used to stuff the skin for the longest-ever sausage, which was produced in the main street. It was officially measured at 597.8m and was declared to have easily beaten the previous Romanian record-holder, whose sausage was only 392m in length, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The giant sausage was cut up into 7,000 ordinary-sized bangers, stuffed in sandwiches and sold to the spectators to raise money for local charity Caritas. Head chef Alberto Della Pelle said: 'We are very proud to have created a new world record with such delicious food. Metro