So Not Kosher: Ikea Says Moose Lasagna Contained Pork Traces

 @MayaErgas
on April 07 2013 3:18 PM
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A billboard advertising Ikea meatballs is seen in the parking lot at the Ikea store in Malmo February 25, 2013 Reuters

 

Almost a month after Ikea's horsemeat-in-the-meatballs controversy, there's more bad news for anyone who might wish to dine at your local Swedish mega-furniture store: pork in the moose lasagna.

AP reported on Saturday that Ikea recalled 17,000 portions of moose lasagna from stores in Europe as of March 22, after traces of pork were found in a test batch in Belgium. A follow-up test said the lasagna was, in fact, 1.6 percent pork, and not the 100 percent delicious and tender moose meat that consumers were promised.

An Ikea spokeswoman said the lasagna had been on sale only a month before it was pulled, but the company didn't announce the withdrawal until a Swedish newspaper called them out, AP said.

This is Ikea's second food-related scandal of 2013. Previously on Ikea Food Scandals, horsemeat was found in Ikea's famous Swedish meatballs. The company recalled 1,675 pounds of meatballs in the Czech Republic after the find, and more were pulled in Slovakia, Hungary, France, Braitain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cypus and Ireland.

Other companies have been finding the same pesky and mysterious horsemeat in other products. A week before Swedish Meatballgate, Nestlé (VX:NESN) pulled its beef pasta meals from supermarkets in Italy, Spain, and France after horse DNA was found in a sample.

In January, Ireland announced that horse and pig DNA had been found in hamburgers and ground beef products sold by global manufacturer Tesco.

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