It's a great day for Europeans who need cheap furniture and like to eat Swedish meatballs. Reuters reports that IKEA is putting its iconic meatballs back on the menu at its European outlets, which had to pull them last month when they were found to have been contaminated with horse meat. Indeed, meatballs are already available again at IKEA stores in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland, and they should be back in all European stores by mid-April.
And IKEA is doing what it can to prevent such horse-related catastrophes from happening again. Foods Chief Executive Edward Mohr told Reuters that they "want to have a traceability standard in place, tracing meat from farm to fork." To do so, IKEA has cut some of its suppliers and plans to set up an "auditing scheme" to ensure quality. Phew.
· IKEA meatballs return with new controls from "farm to fork" [Reuters]
· All Horse Meat Coverage on Eater [-E-]