Horse trace sees IKEA pull another product

The furniture retailer IKEA is withdrawing wiener sausages from shelves in the UK after tests indicated horse DNA.

IKEA made the announcement today, which is just days after batches of its meatballs were removed from sale across Europe. Sausages will be removed from sale in the UK, France, Spain, Ireland and Portugal.

An IKEA spokeswoman told MeatInfo.co.uk that the company had stopped the sales of hot dogs and sausages because they came from the same company that supplied the meatballs after horse meat traces weer found. She said: "We’re running tests now on both products. The fact that we have stopped the sales is a precautionary measure."

IKEA food services AB Anders Lennartsson said: "We take this situation very seriously; it is extremely important for us that our customers can trust the product specifications. The trust of our customers are of utmost importance which is why we are now taking this extra-precautionary measure."

The meatballs and wieners were supplied by the Swedish company Dafgårds, who have also withdrawn the products.