3:45 pm, Wed 27 Feb 2013
Russian officials said horsemeat has been discovered in sausages imported from Austria, the state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported.
Russia’s agriculture watchdog announced that although the sausages were labelled as 100 per cent beef "the presence of horse DNA was discovered".
The sausages are believed to have been supplied by an Austrian company, the agency added.
3:26 pm, Wed 27 Feb 2013
IKEA has stopped selling all minced meat products.
Credit: Matt Morton/PA Wire
IKEA has stopped selling all minced meat products from its main Swedish supplier over horsemeat concerns.
IKEA said the move was an "extra-precautionary measure".
from its stores in France, Spain, Britain, Ireland and Portugal, it has stopped selling stuffed cabbages and veal burgers in Sweden. As well as withdrawing Familjen Dafgard's IKEA-branded wiener sausages
The announcement comes two days after the world's No. 1 furniture retailer took its trademark meatballs off the menu.
2:03 pm, Wed 27 Feb 2013
An IKEA spokeswoman has spoken
after the company withdrew its wiener hot dog sausages :
Based on some hundred test results that we have received so far, there are a few indications of horsemeat.
Together with the Swedish supplier in question we have decided to withdraw wiener sausages from sale ... from that supplier.
– IKEA spokesperson
1:58 pm, Wed 27 Feb 2013
IKEA withdrew its traditional meatballs earlier this week
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Furniture giant IKEA is withdrawing wiener hot dog sausages in the UK after tests found "indications" of horsemeat,
. just days after it withdrew a batch of its traditional meatballs
The Swedish company said it was removing the sausages from sale in Britain, France, Spain, Ireland and Portugal as an "extra-precautionary measure" as they are produced by the same supplier as the meatballs.