"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-25-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,041
Question What is going on?

It seems that a lot of European companies are finding horse meat ground into premade meatballs. Ikea has found some and are only stopping them from being sold in their Sweden stores. I wans't even aware that Ikea sold food.

Most of the Balkan countries have been testing their meat and sure enough, there is horse meat. The problem seems to be based in that area. But the problem seems to be throughout all of Europe. Italy, France, Norway, etc.

You used to be able to buy horse meat in this country in the frozen food section. It was clearly labeled and folks bought it to feed to their dogs. A big seller to kennel businesses and greyhound racing folks. But I haven't seen it for quite a long time. I am not sure if the FDA stopped allowing it to be sold in this country.
__________________

__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 2,409
Ikea sells food? Maybe in Europe, but not here, as far as I kknow.
__________________

__________________
I can resist anything, but temptation. Oscar Wilde
lyndalou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 11:51 AM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,041
Quote:
Originally Posted by lyndalou View Post
Ikea sells food? Maybe in Europe, but not here, as far as I kknow.
Neither did I. But they stated that they would not stop selling their meatballs globally. Something for our international members to think about.


Horse meat found in Ikea's Swedish meatballs | World News | Comcast

__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #4
Master Chef
 
DaveSoMD's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,038
It has been a while since I have been to one, but the Ikea here had a cafe/restaurant in the store where you could get something to eat. One of the menu items was, strangely enough, Swedish Meatballs.
__________________
Quoth the chicken, "Fry some more."
AB - Good Eats: Fry Hard II
DaveSoMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:00 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,310
We have a large IKEA store in Ottawa. It has a small food section. I have always bought Swedish anchovies (spratts) there, as well as Cloudberry vinegar (Hjortronvinaeger), Cloudberry sauce, Elderberry concentrate, and lingonberry concentrate. They used to carry a lingonberry-chilpolte salsa that I absolutely loved. Hence the reason I started making cranberry salsa (when IKEA stopped carrying this). Oh, and Anna's Gingersnaps.
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:03 PM   #6
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,934
Here in Canada at least, IKEA has been known for their Swedish meatballs. Their cafeterias have them on the menus...at one time I think that was their only entree but now they have salmon and many others. Not great quality but reasonable and something is always on special. I think you can even buy the meatballs frozen, but I am not positive on that one. They serve them with a lingonberry sauce which is delicious!

IKEA Food | Restaurant - IKEA

As for the horse meat, that is awful.
__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:08 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,041
Quote:
Originally Posted by LPBeier View Post
Here in Canada at least, IKEA has been known for their Swedish meatballs. Their cafeterias have them on the menus...at one time I think that was their only entree but now they have salmon and many others. Not great quality but reasonable and something is always on special. I think you can even buy the meatballs frozen, but I am not positive on that one. They serve them with a lingonberry sauce which is delicious!

IKEA Food | Restaurant - IKEA

As for the horse meat, that is awful.
Does this article make you think twice about buying them?
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:08 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,310
Yes, the IKEA here does carry the frozen meatballs. I have never bought them because I make them using my grandma's recipe.
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:15 PM   #9
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Over the rainbow
Posts: 1,272
Yes Ikea sells food, I love a trip to the food shop . Plus they have a restaurant which of course sells the meatballs and you can buy them frozen .

The horsemeat scandal is all over the place here. Of course, horse meat isn't harmful they eat it in France but its the issue of it not being declared and being sold as pork or beef which is worrying.
__________________
Gravy Queen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #10
Head Chef
 
GLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Near Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,216
You can buy the sauce. The meagtballs themselves seem to have gone missing.



Google Translate Ikea Grocery page


I recall in the 50's being able to buy horse meat in pet stores. We bought horse joints to use a crab bait. But Congress effectively ended horse meat slaughter in the U.S. by refusing to pay for horse meat inspectors.

I'm less bothered about a bit of horsey in my burger than I am about what someone who's willing to add some horse would do with rotten beef and whatever else they should be throwing out. Which is why I mostly say neigh to ground meats.
__________________

__________________
"Kitchen duty is awarded only to those of manifest excellence..." - The Master, Dogen
GLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.