Horse meat was found in meatballs that are sold in the IKEA stores, as the investigation continues on horse meat tainted products today. After horse meat was found in beef patties sold in the United Kingdom recently, the investigation has uncovered other food products around Europe containing equine DNA, according to USA Today on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
Since the horse meat was discovered in the U.K., people across Europe are finding out that at one time or another, they probably had horse meat on their dinner table without knowing it. This is not sitting well with consumers today, as requests for stricter quality control comes from many of the European countries.
IKEA, the Swedish furniture giant, sells meatballs made in Sweden. The investigation uncovered equine DNA in the meatballs, which have since been taken off the shelves of IKEA stores.
Ylva Magnusson, a spokesperson for IKEA said that the meatballs from the same batch have gone to Slovakia, Hungary, France, Britain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Ireland.
The same Swedish supplier of these meatballs ships their products to the U.S., but those batches were not affected.
Over the weekend pizza in Denmark was found to have horsemeat in it, Birds Eye and Nestle were forced to withdraw products from Italy, Spain and the U.K. supermarkets due to horse meet found in their products.