PRAGUE, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Tests in the Czech Republic have confirmed the presence of undeclared horsemeat in meatballs designed for the Swedish furniture chain IKEA, spokesman for the State Veterinary Administration (SVS) said Monday.
Horsemeat was also found in Polish beef burger distributed by Bidvest Czech Republic, said Josef Duben.
Duben said Czech SVS has notified the findings to the EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).
IKEA has withdrawn the meatballs from sale in a number of European countries after the finding of Czech inspectors.
The batch of meatballs had been on sale in several countries including the Czech Republic, Britain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium, according to IKEA's Czech spokesman Petr Chadraba.
According to information from the Irish authorities, some horsemeat declared as beef may have been imported to the Czech Republic from Ireland.
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Denmark finds horsemeat in pizzas
COPENHAGEN, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Denmark's food authorities confirmed Sunday that they found a slaughterhouse on Peninsula Jutland illegally mix both horsemeat and pork in pizzas labelled as pure beef.
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Germany to impose tighter control amid widening horsemeat scandal
BERLIN, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- The German authorities vowed on Monday to impose tighter food controls and tougher punishments for violating food laws and food-labelling rules amid widening scandal of horsemeat in food products.
"Federal and state governments are in agreement about what to do now, and that we want to act in solidarity," said a spokesperson for Minister of Agriculture and Consumer Protection Ilse Aigner, following the meeting of federal and state consumer ministers in Berlin. Full story