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Report: Horse Meat Found in Some Frozen IKEA Meatballs

Will you still eat the meatballs from IKEA? Tell us in comments.

“Traces of horse meat” have been found in some of the frozen meatballs distributed by furniture giant IKEA, according to recent news reports.

An IKEA spokesperson told USA Today that those meatballs were distributed to several countries in Europe and were taken off the shelves. Shipments of the meatballs to the United States were not affected, she told the paper.

"Our global recommendation is to not recall or stop selling meatballs," said IKEA spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson, according to USA Today.

IKEA has Maryland locations in Baltimore and College Park.

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Andrew M. Moore February 26, 2013 at 02:09 PM
I love their Swedish meatballs. I will continue to eat them. Thanks
TheEdge February 26, 2013 at 04:15 PM
I hear horse meat is healthier than beef.
Robin Buck February 26, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Each commercial ground beef meatball or hamburger is likely to contain the meat of many, many animals. The presence of horse meat in ground meat products is less of a health risk than the prevalence of e. coli and salmonella contamination. Consider seeing the film "Food, Inc." Here are some clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqQVll-MP3I / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oq24hITFTY / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3P5tmkjHa8 What makes Swedish meatballs so special is the allspice and nutmeg traditionally used in seasoning them. They are easy to make from scratch -- especially if you bake them on cookie sheets instead of frying them in a skillet. Use the pan drippings to make a brown gravy. For added richness and a bit of tang, you can add sour cream to the gravy. Serve with boiled potatoes, steamed vegetables and lingonberry preserves. You can trust me on this, I'm Scandinavian through and through -- and attended culinary school there. = )

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