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IKEA horse meatballs sold in UK

Meatballs containing horsemeat have been sold in IKEA stores in the UK but have now been withdrawn, a Czech spokesman for the furniture retailer has confirmed.

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'Horsemeat meatballs' labelled as beef and pork

The Czech veterinary authority said it detected horsemeat in meatballs labelled as containing beef and pork imported to the country by Sweden's furniture retailer IKEA.

The State Veterinary Administration said the one-kilogram packs of the frozen meat balls were made in Sweden to be sold in IKEA stores.

A total of 760 kilograms of the meat balls were stopped from reaching the shelves in the Czech Republic.

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