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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:31 PM

Ikea official: I'd still eat our Swedish meatballs

Ikea official: I'd still eat our Swedish meatballs

While the discovery of horsemeat in Ikea's Swedish meatballs may put consumers off the iconic staple of everyman Swedish cuisine, it's unlikely to do any long term damage to Ikea's or Sweden's brand.

Ikea, most famous for its flatpack furniture, was caught flatfooted when it was dragged into Europe's ongoing horsemeat scandal on Monday.

"It came as a surprise to us," Ikea spokeswoman Anna Pilkrona-Godden told The Local following reports that food inspectors had found traces of horsemeat in frozen meatballs destined for sale in an Ikea store in the Czech Republic.

"We are treating the matter with the utmost seriousness. The quality of all our products is a top priority."

Shortly after news emerged that Ikea-brand meatballs had been shown to contain horsemeat, the Swedish furniture giant halted meatball sales across Sweden and in 14 other countries across Europe.

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When asked whether she would eat Ikea's Swedish meatballs, Pilkrona-Godden answered in the affirmative.

"Yes, I think I would. I feel totally confident about them," she said.

http://www.thelocal.se/46400/20130225/#.USutjDfyCSo

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Reply Ikea official: I'd still eat our Swedish meatballs (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
TheBlackAdder Feb 2013 #1
CJCRANE Feb 2013 #2
jambo101 Feb 2013 #3
JVS Feb 2013 #4
cbdo2007 Feb 2013 #5
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #6
cbdo2007 Feb 2013 #11
AngryAmish Feb 2013 #7
MineralMan Feb 2013 #8
sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 #9
jannyk Feb 2013 #10
Gidney N Cloyd Feb 2013 #12
progressoid Feb 2013 #13

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:34 PM

1. That's because you've probably already scarfed hundreds of them during lunch. n/t

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:34 PM

2. Horse meat must taste pretty good

seeing as no one noticed the difference.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:37 PM

3. Their meatballs suck

My daughter picked up a bag of em a few weeks ago, i found them to be over processed resulting in a strange bubble gum like texture way too dense for a meatball,its as though they pureed the meat then made the meatball. Yuk

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:37 PM

4. Horse or not, it's gotta be better than Lutefisk or Susstroming.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:42 PM

5. They have sauce on them so who cares?? It's not like rodent meat or something....

it's horse. Again, I don't see what the horse vs cow vs pig meat deal is. They're all animals. We eat animals

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:44 PM

6. Because these horses were treated with meds not fit for human consumption

Plus it is false labeling. Like Putting ham in something and then selling it to muslims - what would be the big deal since they eat other food right?

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:19 PM

11. I hadn't heard about the meds issue.....

and I realize the "false labeling" thing.....but it's like with hot dogs. Occasionally these stories will come out that like hotdogs are 2% pig poop or chicken beaks or something, so I just assume most things aren't very healthy and have gross stuff in them.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:45 PM

7. I hate their meatballs but they are not dangerous

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:46 PM

8. Horsemeat? I don't really care.

I'd still eat those meatballs, but I haven't been in an Ikea for several years. I don't need any "you assemble" furniture right now, and I haven't broken any of the set of 12 place settings of dishes I bought there in 2004. I hate shopping.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:56 PM

9. OK, I'm confused. We don't have anything Ikea around here, but I thought they were

big furniture stores. So how do they sell Swedish meatballs?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:25 PM

10. Each store has a cafeteria

for shoppers. The meatballs are the 'flagship' meal and are very, very good. They also have a food hall where you can buy frozen ones to take home.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:06 PM

12. Good times, good times.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:44 PM

13. Meh.

Not a big deal IMO.

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