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Horse Meat Found In Ikea Sausages

27/02/2013 14:22 GMT | Updated 27/02/2013 14:30 GMT

After burgers, meatballs and lasagne, sausages have become the latest dish to be found to contain horse meat as the scandal continues to grow.

Ikea said it was withdrawing its wiener sausages from sale in the UK after finding "indications" of horse.

It came two days after the furniture giant withdrew its traditional meatballs after tests in the Czech Republic.

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Horse meat was found Wiener sausages sold by Ikea

Ikea said it was removing the sausages from sale in Britain, France, Spain, Ireland and Portugal after tests confirmed "a few indications of horse meat".

A spokeswoman said: "Based on some hundred test results that we have received so far, there are a few indications of horse meat.

"Together with the Swedish supplier in question we have decided to withdraw from sales also the wiener sausages ... from that supplier."

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Ikea had already removed a batch of meatballs

Meanwhile, a council in Wales has ditched all mince products from its schools, care homes and day centres.

Pembrokeshire Council said horse meat had been found in one of is suppliers' products.

The supplier, Welsh Bros, described the horse meat discovery as a huge shock.

Managing director Alan Haycock, from the Newport-based company, said: "We received an email about this last night.

"A test came back positive.

"We haven't seen the certificate yet.

"But this is all under investigation with trading standards now and we are waiting for further information."

It is believed the meat involved was distributed in December 2012.