The menu at Ikea has already contained horse meat, but pork is where they draw the line. Much to Ikea’s chagrin, pig matter was found in their moose lasagna leaving the company with no choice but to recall the item.
Moose lasagna appears on the menu in Ikea’s Belgium locations, and in the interest of keeping their food reputation in tact, the furniture retailer acted swiftly.
The New York Daily News reports:
Ikea says it has withdrawn 17,000 portions of moose lasagna from its home furnishings stores in Europe after traces of pork were found in a batch tested in Belgium.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 Saturday.
Kardum said the company found out Friday that a follow-up test in Belgium confirmed the lasagna contained 1.6 percent pork.
Pork bits aren’t nearly as jarring as bacteria from fecal matter, remnants of which were found in chocolate almond cakes, headed for 24 Ikea stores. The sweets were intercepted by custom officials, but that doesn’t make the story any less gross.
Never a dull moment at Ikea.