The horse meat scandal has been rocking Europe for most of 2013, and IKEA is just the latest establishment to allegedly sell horse meat in the form of their signature Swedish meatballs. THe furniture superstore, which has a location in Tampa, confirmed on its Facebook page that it would halt the sale of meatballs in Sweden 14 other countries across Europe.
However, U.S. fans of the meatballs needn't worry. IKEA announced today that meatballs sold here contain only beef and pork from animals raised in North America.
"When this issue first came to light in Europe, we mapped the sources of the meat in our meatballs," a press release read. "Based on the results of our mapping, we can confirm that the contests of the meatballs follow the IKDEA recipe and contain only beef and pork from animals raised in the U.S. and Canada."
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Higher heat, humidity and rain chances are moving in. Temperatures are leveling off near 90.