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Horse Meat Found in IKEA Meatballs, American Customers Concerned

The meatballs containing horse meat were not sold in the Schaumburg or Bolingbrook locations, the Associated Press reports.

Some IKEA Restaurant customers got more than they bargained for in the company's trademark Swedish Meatballs, Reuters reports.

The world’s leading furniture retailer, which also has restaurants in each store, has stopped selling its Swedish meatballs in 13 European countries after tests found horse meat in the food labeled as beef and pork, the Associated Press reports. The horse meat-laden meatballs were on sale in the Czech Republic, Britain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Slovakia, Hungary, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Ireland.

Retuers reports there is no indication that horse meat is present in any other batches of meatballs, including those sold in the Schaumburg and Bolingbrook locations, although some American Ikea shoppers are skeptical.

“I am quite concerned about the horse meat that has been found in your meatballs in Czech Republic. Where are the meatballs that are sold in the U.S. made? What assurances can you make that they do NOT contain horse meat? I am considering throwing away the bag I have in the freezer and never buying/ eating them again,” Claudia Redman McCabe wrote on the IKEA USA Facebook page. 

Will you continue to eat the meatballs served at local IKEA restaurants? Tell us in the comments section. 

Written by Morgan Delack

Droncz87 February 25, 2013 at 06:46 PM
Hey everyone...I think it is time to embrace horse meat. It is the new craze in 2013.
Snarf February 25, 2013 at 09:53 PM
Who cares, they're freakin delicious.
MidwestGal February 25, 2013 at 09:54 PM
Not that I am for the consumption of horse meat, but I am curious why it is so taboo and what exactley is so bad about it? People eat bison, deer, lamb, cow tongue, pig hooves, chicken beaks, force-fed goose livers most animals actually. I read that horse meat is high in iron and protein and is leaner than beef. What am I missing? Bambi gets eaten but not Mr. Ed? Not that I eat horse, I am just curiuos!
Droncz87 February 25, 2013 at 10:20 PM
I have some Monkey meat I can sell you...I know a guy.

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