Posts Tagged ‘horsemeat’

Ikea Meatballs — Now With Horsemeat!

February 26, 2013

Ikea Meatballs -- Now With Horsemeat!
Sweden-based Ikea has 332 stores in 38 countries. Primarily known for assemble-yourself furniture, the firm also sells food products. Swedish Meatballs (köttbullar) are pretty famous, and IKEA’s are too, now that some were discovered to contain horsemeat.

Ikea’s equine meatballs were made in Sweden but first detected in the Czech Republic. The firm has reined in sales in 21 European countries.

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Image (“Swedish Dala Horse Meatballs“) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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M-m-m-m, Horsemeat!

December 2, 2011

M-m-m-m, Horsemeat!

It took special efforts to get the U.S. government to fund food safety measures to prevent fatal food poisoning, but another food inspection program just galloped through Congress. Legislators passed a bill allowing federal government inspection of horsemeat for human consumption. Hi Yo Silver! Pony slaughterhouses ride again.