Sausages have now been taken off the Croydon Ikea menu
5:00pm Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
Ikea have stopped the sale of their wiener sausages at their Croydon branch.
On Monday the company have stopped selling all meatballs after the Czech State Veterinary Administration found the traces of horse during tests on Ikea’s beef and pork meatballs.
Meatballs from the same contaminated batch were being sold at the Valley Park Croydon store’s Swedish Supermarket section.
Ikea said they had no specific figures yet for how long they were being sold for and how big the batch of defective meatballs were.
The sausages come from the same supplier as the batch of meatballs that the Czech inspector said had horsemeat in it.
A spokesman said they were taking extra precautionary measures until their test results come through.
He said: “The trust of our customers are of utmost importance for us, we want to offer the most accurate information, this is why we are taking this extra-precautionary measure for meatballs and wiener sausages.”
Anders Lennartsson, from IKEA Food Services said: “We take this situation very seriously.
“It is extremely important for us that our customers can trust the product specifications.
“The trust of our customers are of utmost importance which is why we are now taking this extra-precautionary measure”.