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Sunday 20 April 2014

Pork found in Ikea's moose lasagne

Ikea has previously recalled meatballs and other meat products sold in its cafeterias and frozen foods sections

Ikea has withdrawn 17,000 portions of moose lasagne from its home furnishings stores in Europe after traces of pork were found in a batch tested in Belgium.

Ikea spokeswoman Tina Kardum said the product had only been on sale for a month when it was pulled off the shelves on March 22.

The company didn't announce the withdrawal publicly until Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet wrote about it.

Ms Kardum said the company found out on Friday that a follow-up test in Belgium confirmed the lasagne contained 1.6% pork. She said: "We have more information now. That's why we choose to inform now."

Ikea has previously recalled meatballs and other meat products sold in its cafeterias and frozen foods sections after tests showed they contained traces of horse meat.

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