News: ‘Horse meat found in Ikea’s Swedish meatballs’

That’s the headline from a CBS news story about the latest brand name drawn into Europe’s widening scandal: furniture giant Ikea.

According to the story, “The Czech State Veterinary Administration said that horse meat was found in one-kilogram packs of frozen meatballs made in Sweden and shipped to the Czech Republic for sale in Ikea stores there. A total of 1,675 pounds of the meatballs were stopped from reaching the shelves.”

As a precautionary measure, the company has halted meatball sales at its stores in Sweden out of concern for “potential worries among our customers.”

Here is Fox News’ report:

How much further will the scandal spread? I don’t know, but the whole thing is making vegetarianism seem more and more appealing.

On a lighter note… take it away, Twitter:


And at least I have a new “motivational speech” for my horse Esprit:


Esprit’s brand (or, as I like to say, his “tramp stamp”)

“Esprit, you know what happens to naughty Swedish Warmbloods, right?


Go Riding.

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