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Horsemeat found in Ikea meatballs in Czech Republic

Ikea has withdrawn meatballs from sale in 14 European countries after tests in the Czech Republic found traces of horsemeat in a batch made in Sweden.

Meatballs from the same batch had been sold in many states, including the UK, France and Portugal, the retailer said.

The Czech State Veterinary Authority spokesman Josef Duben said tests found horsemeat in two products - Swedish meatballs sold in Ikea and other hamburgers from Poland.

He added: "It doesn't mean that these products are hazardous to people's health".

  • 25 Feb 2013
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