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article imageIkea recalls fecal matter-contaminated cakes in 23 countries

By Katerina Nikolas     Mar 6, 2013 in Health
The Swedish furniture giant Ikea was found to include a special something to its culinary offerings. First it was horse-meat meatballs, now it is chocolate almond cake with coliform bacteria commonly found in fecal matter.
Alert authorities in China discovered the Swedish made cakes contained "an excessive level of coliform bacteria."
Ikea recalled Taarta Chokladkrokant cakes from its shops in 23 countries, saying "the product does not comply with our strict food quality standards" the Telegraph reported.
The countries which were in receipt of the contaminated cakes were: "Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates."
A spokesperson for Ikea, Ylva Magnusson, said that the cakes were destroyed by Chinese authorities in November and December but "the company’s head office had only found out about it on Monday. The product was stopped and destroyed. So none of the cakes made it to our restaurants."
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