Ikea pulls batch of cakes which contains bacteria present in faecal matter

Ikea pulls batch of cakes which contains bacteria present in faecal matter

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has pulled a batch of almond cakes from its restaurants in 23 countries - after Chinese authorities said they contained coliform bacteria - which is normally present in faecal matter.

The Swedish-made cakes had failed tests "for containing an excessive level" of the bacteria, according to reports.

Ikea last week pulled its trademark meatballs off the shelves in 25 countries, after Czech authorities found traces of horse DNA in a batch of one-kilogramme bags of frozen meatballs.

Ikea has said this afternoon that Ireland and the UK are not affected.

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