Another Day, Another Horsemeat Scare For IKEA: This Time It’s Hotdogs

We’ve all yelled in exasperation at a partly assembled piece of IKEA furniture while waving around wordless directions, but at least no one ever (that we know of) found horsemeat in a dresser. The retailer’s food isn’t so lucky: After pulling meatballs in Europe due to the horsemeat scare and almond cakes for coliform bacteria, the latest product to join the recalled product club is Russian hotdogs. Guess why?

Ding ding ding, it’s horsemeat! Which you probably guessed from the headline. Anyway, IKEA announced yesterday that its Russian stores aren’t going to have hotdogs after tests revealed there was some contamination. Namely, horsemeat wandered into the hotdog meat.

CNN cites a statement from IKEA which says it’s been testing its meat on a wide-scale in all its markets after the recent food scares.

“The vast majority of these tests show no indication of horse meat. However, there are also a few tests that do. In those cases we remove the product from sales,” the company said. “IKEA Group is committed to serving and selling high quality food that is safe, healthy and produced with care for the environment.”

So far the tests results only address Russia and no other markets are affected.

Ikea finds horse meat in Russian hotdogs [CNN]