26 Feb '13, 8am

IKEA suspends sale of meatballs in Singapore amid horsemeat scandal

In the wake of a global horsemeat scare, IKEA Singapore said Tuesday that its popular meatballs sold locally contain only beef and pork sourced and produced from Australia, and chicken from Brazil for its halal line. As a precautionary measure, however, it has temporarily halted the sale of the meatballs across outlets in the city-state pending results from DNA testing, the company said in a statement. “None of our ingredients are produced by the affected suppliers,” said its spokesperson, Sandra Keasberry, referring to Sweden’s Familjen Dafgard, which makes the majority of IKEA’s meatballs. The trademark dish was pulled from eateries across Europe after tests on Monday found traces of horsemeat. IKEA Singapore expects test results by the end of next week to confirm that there are no indications of horsemeat in the meatballs, Keasberry said. IKEA is the number one furnitur...

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