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D.C.'s Ikea Meatballs Are Horse Meat Free, Say Company Representatives

Feb 25, 2013 | Updated Feb 25, 2013
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Should D.C.-area Ikea-shoppers plan to forego meatballs, if they don't want to eat horse meat?

The company says neigh.

The meatballs, sold as Kottbuller in 2.2 pound packs and in store cafes, were found to have horse meat in stores in Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom. Those countries, along with Sweden, have pulled the product.

Customer service representatives at the College Park, Maryland and Woodbridge, Virginia stores told The Huffington Post that D.C.-area IKEA chains have no plans of removing their signature dish from the cafe menu or shelves.

Swedish meatballs come 15 per order, and are served with mashed potatoes, cream sauce and lingonberries, for $3.99 at Ikea restaurants.

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