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Stockholm - Furniture retail giant Ikea on Thursday said it had stopped the sale of hot dogs at its stores in Russia after horse meat was detected in the product.
The hot dogs were made by a local producer in Russia, the only country affected by the recall, spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson told dpa.
“We are testing all our products that contain minced meat, in the wake of the horse meat problem,” Magnusson said. “In the tests we conducted we found horse DNA and stopped the sale of this product.”
A dozen Ikea stores in Russia were affected.
Meanwhile, Ikea has resumed the sale of wiener sausages that were halted in five countries last week, she said.
A sales halt of meatballs in two dozen countries remained in place while Ikea and its Swedish supplier reviews how to secure its supply chain.
The Swedish supplier of Ikea's meatballs said it had traced the horse meat source to a Swedish firm that imported meat from Poland. - Sapa-dpa