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Ikea Shelves Almond Cake Over Possible Fecal Bacteria

Okay, Ikea, now this is just horse crap!

Just days after the furniture giant announced that it had found horsemeat in its Swedish meatballs in the Czech Republic, the company is now reporting that it has removed almond cakes from all of its restaurants. Why? Because bacteria normally found in fecal matter was found inside the goodies in China. OMGross!

Although Ikea is being cautious and removing the cake from restaurants in 23 countries, the offending pastries were only found in China. Since the country has had its share of food safety issues — from fake chicken eggs to exploding watermelons — authorities are cracking down on food standards.

In the meantime, Ikea has fessed up to finding coliform bacteria in the cakes — a bacteria that can be found in animal and human fecal matter — and says the tainted cakes were pulled before they ever had a chance to be served at any Ikea restaurants.

An Ikea spokesperson said, “There are indications that the levels of bacteria found are low but we obviously have to know the exact amount, and find out how this happened.”

Um, sounds like we’re all probably better off eating before we go furniture shopping — at least in China!

Source: Time, RawStory

03.7.2013 / 04:48 AM EDT by Jo Aaron
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