Ikea withdraws meatballs from restaurants in horse DNA fear

26 February 2013 by
Ikea withdraws meatballs from restaurants in horse DNA fear

Ikea has withdrawn its Swedish-style meatballs from its in-store restaurants after a batch on sale in Britain was shown to contain horse meat.

The results came from a test in the Czech Republic, although the company's own testers had not found any trace of contamination.

However the retailer still took meatballs off its menus across Europe yesterday.

"We take this very seriously. We want our customers and ourselves to feel confident in what we are selling and serving and that is why we are now stopping the sale of the meatballs and also expanding the tests," said Ikea's food sustainability manager Anders Lennartsson.

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