Ikea has recalled sausages, reported The Detroit News on Feb. 27. All sausages were pulled from Ikea stores in Europe due to possible concerns of the meat links containing horse meat.
The Czech State Veterinary Administration alerted Ikea that a positive result in a test batch was found to contain horse meat DNA instead of the indicated beef and pork in the listed ingredients label on their Swedish-made frozen meatballs.
The furniture company made the decision to also pull weiner sausages from France, Britain, Spain, Ireland and Portugal stores because their supplier – Gunnar Dafgard AM – was from the same meat supplier who produced the tainted horse meat in Swedish-made meatballs.
According to IKEA spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson, “Based on some hundred test results that we have received so far, there are a few indications of horse meat," Magnusson said. "Together with the Swedish supplier in question we have decided to withdraw from sales also the wiener sausages ... from that supplier."
The recalled meat sausages does not affect the 38 Ikea stores in the U.S. and 12 in Canada because their meat was produced by local suppliers.
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