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On the heels of discovering that its famous meatballs contained horse DNA, Swedish furniture giant IKEA has had to remove its almond cakes from stores in 23 countries around the world due to bacterial contamination

According to the Wall Street Journal, the almond cakes were withdrawn after IKEA learned that Chinese authorities destroyed 4,100 pounds of their almond cake with chocolate and butterscotch back in December, though the company only found out this week. The cakes were imported to China from IKEA in Sweden and were reported to have had traces of coliform bacteria, which can be found in the feces of humans and other warm-blooded animals as well as in soil and water. :x

Though coliform bacteria doesn't cause serious illness, according to the Wall Street Journal, food is tested for the bacteria because it can indicate that other pathogens are present, like E. coli. IKEA is now investigating its supplier, Almondy, which provides the company's almond cakes in stores around the world.

Which is worse: horse meat in your meatballs or bacteria in your cake?

http://www.delish.co...ssible-bacteria

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It looks like somebody got the wrong assembly instructions. At least nobody will have anything to say about the use of food colorants.

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are they sure its really butterscotch :no:

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the meat I could handle, but the cakes?!

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... had traces of coliform bacteria, which can be found in the feces of humans and other warm-blooded animals.

Boy, they don't waste any part of the horse. :D

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IKEA sure is having a rough go of it of late.

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Ehhh, i couldn't care less about the horse DNA debacle as I've been eating it for years without harm, but basically having sh*t bacteria I can't accept :unsure:

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Dime bar cake stays, though? Goooood!

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According to the Wall Street Journal, the almond cakes were withdrawn after IKEA learned that Chinese authorities destroyed 4,100 pounds of their almond cake with chocolate and butterscotch back in December, though the company only found out this week.

This right here is a major part of the problem - rather than report the problem to the company to take immediate action the Chinese authorities acted unilaterally. Food safety should be taken much more seriously and there should be a global food safety database to register unsafe products.

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