Ikea withdraws cakes over 'faecal matter'
Faecal coliforms, bacteria normally found in human and animal waste, were detected in Ikea cake sold in China, and the Chinese authorities have destroyed nearly two tonnes’ worth.
Now the Swedish furniture giant, which has 18 stores in the UK, has recalled the cake from its outlets in a swath of countries around the world – although it insists the UK and Ireland are not affected.
The embarrassment comes soon after the company was forced to withdraw the Swedish meatballs popular with its customers patronising its in-store restaurants, after tests on the product in the Czech Republic found traces of horse meat.
Ikea said at the time that it was “committed to serving and selling high quality food that is safe, healthy and produced with care for the environment and the people who produce it.” It added: “We do not tolerate any other ingredients than the ones stipulated in our recipes or specifications, secured through set standards, certifications and product analysis by accredited laboratories.”....Read more