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article imageIkea hopes to sell horsemeat-tainted meatballs

By Katerina Nikolas     Apr 17, 2013 in Food
Ikea is hoping to either sell or give away the stash of stored horsemeat-tainted meatballs withdrawn from sale in February. The company's other option is to use the meatballs as biogas.
As Swedes are sometimes partial to a spot of horsemeat, Ikea has plans to either sell or give away the recalled meatballs containing horse DNA, in Sweden. The Local reported Ikea spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson said: "We are looking at ways of using the meatballs as food, since they are completely safe to eat. But we are still in talks with the authorities over this."
The contentious issue was always over the misleading content labelling, rather than the actual presence of horsemeat in the food. Magnusson went on to add "If we are unsuccessful our other option is to use them as biogas."
According to the Daily Mail the Swedish meatballs have been stored in freezers. If the authorities permit the sale then proceeds will go to charity.
Tainted meatballs which were recalled from sale in UK Ikea's stores, will not be offered for re-sale. The company issued a statement saying they had "decided to dispose of them in the most environmentally responsible way, generating compost and biogas, where possible."
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