U.S. IKEA stores are not impacted by the recall of frozen meatballs in the Czech Republic.
“We can confirm that the contents of the meatballs follow the IKEA recipe and contain only beef and pork from animals raised in the U.S. and Canada,” Liss said in a statement to NBC News. “All beef and pork from the U.S. and Canada must comply with USDA guidelines.”
The European horse meat scandal escalated Monday when IKEA withdrew meatballs from sale in 14 European countries, the New York Times reported. The Sweden-based furniture giant said it was stopping sales “of the concerned batch” of meatballs in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Britain, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Ireland, according to the Times.