Conflict & Justice

Horsemeat Scandal Hits Furniture Giant IKEA

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A billboard advertising IKEA meatballs is seen in the parking lot at the IKEA store in Malmo, Sweden. (Photo: REUTERS/Johannes Cleris/Scanpix)

IKEA announced on Monday that horsemeat was found in their Swedish meatballs in the Czech Republic.

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Now the furniture superstore has pulled their meatballs from shelves in Europe.

This is the latest link in a ever widening horsemeat scandal.

Or is it such a scandal to begin with?

Not so much according to New York Times food writer, Mark Bittman.

Bittman talks with anchor, Marco Werman about the bigger implications of finding horsemeat in the food chain and some IKEA meatball memories.