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Horse Meat Found in Ikea Frozen Meatballs in the EU

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Who's serving horse meat now? Why it's everyone's favorite meatball peddler, Ikea. According to the AP, a batch of meatballs shipped to 13 European countries was labelled beef and pork, but contained a surprise secret horsey ingredient. The meatballs were shipped to countries including Slovakia, Hungary, France, Britain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Ireland. Contaminated meatballs were not shipped to the US.

The meatballs from that batch have been pulled from stores, and a spokesperson for Ikea tells the AP "other shipments of meatballs were not affected." They're still pulling all the meatballs from their Swedish stores for the time being, though. Just for fun? No, because of "potential worries among our customers."

Europe's growing meat labeling fiasco has yet to reach the US, and several American chains have denied that their food contains horse meat. However, given the growing scope of Europe's horse meat scandal — horse was found in frozen hamburgers in Ireland mid-January and has been popping up all over the place ever since — it's hard not to wonder who knows for sure what anyone is eating, ever.

· Horse Meat Found in Ikea's Swedish Meatballs [AP]
· All Horse Meat Coverage on Eater [-E-]