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From the BBC:
5 February 2013 Last updated at 13:00 GMT
Ikea has withdrawn meatballs for sale in much of Europe after Czech inspectors found traces of horsemeat in a batch manufactured in Sweden.
The scandal began with frozen meals and burgers in the UK and Ireland.
Since the first horsemeat was discovered last month, traces have been found in food across the EU.
Supermarkets across Europe have had to withdraw affected prepared meals from their shelves.
Ikea’s announcement came after some 760kg (1,675lb) of the Swedish-style meatballs were intercepted and stopped from reaching Czech shelves, according to the Associated Press.
Horsemeat was also found in beef burgers imported from Poland, the Czech State Veterinary Administration said.
In a posting on its Swedish Facebook page, Ikea first confirmed it was halting all sales of meatballs at its stores in the country.
Shortly afterwards, the company announced that the affected batch of Swedish-made meatballs had been sold in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and France.
Ikea insisted that it had not found any horsemeat during in-house tests on its own range of food products, carried out two weeks ago, but said new tests would now be carried out.
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