IKEA Latest to Get Hit by Horsemeat Scandal


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Swedish retailing giant IKEA has now also faced the scandal taking over Europe after authorities detected horsemeat in the IKEA branded meatballs.

According to Czech authorities, the horsemeat was detected in the 1KG bags of meatballs served at the furniture store’s restaurant as well as sold exclusively throughout IKEA stores. 760 kilograms of the meatballs were stopped from reaching the shelves.

IKEA has now confirmed that it had stopped the sale “of the concerned batch” of meatballs in Slovakia, Hungary, France, Britain, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Ireland.

IKEA released the following statement regarding the discovery:

“We do not tolerate any other ingredients than the ones stipulated in our recipes or specifications, secured through set standards, certifications and product analysis by accredited laboratories,”

Most people don’t really like IKEA’s Swedish Meatballs, many often report that IKEA’s food gives them the trots.

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