- Ikea has announced that its iconic meatballs have already returned to stores in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
- In February, Ikea discovered that some of its meatballs were tainted with traces of horse meat; since then, Ikea says it has instituted a "farm to fork" auditing scheme to ensure the quality and source of its meat.
- Familjen Dafgard, the maker of most Ikea meatballs, dropped 8 of its 15 meat suppliers in the wake of the scandal; Dafgard's meatballs will be back in Ikea stores by mid-April.
From the article:
"... Furniture retailer IKEA's trademark meatballs are returning to the menu after last month's horsemeat scare, with new supply chain controls 'from farm to fork', the company's head of foods said on Thursday. ..."