Horsemeat discovery results in Ikea meatball removal

16:44 25 February 2013

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They have been taken off the shelves as a 'precautionary measure'. File picture: PA Wire

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Meatballs have been taken off the menu at Ikea stores after a batch was found to contain horsemeat.

The firm said their removal was a precautionary measure and they expected results due at the end of the week to confirm no further traces.

Ikea’s London stores are in Croydon, Edmonton and Wembley.

A spokesman said the batch, found in the Czech Republic, was manufactured by one supplier in Sweden. The removal applies to all European countries except Norway, Russia and a limited number of products in Switzerland and Poland.

Anders Lennartsson, from IKEA Food Services, said: “We take seriously the test result from the Czech Republic authorities, indicating presence of horse meat in one batch of our meatballs.

“The trust of our customers are of outmost importance which is why the concerned production batch of meatballs was immediately withdrawn and we are now taking this extra-precautionary measure”.

It comes two weeks after Ikea tested 12 samples of its meat products. They showed no traces of horsemeat.

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