AO says: So many food scandals all of a sudden .. may this be “happening” so that governments can push Codex Alimentarius through easier?
Furniture giant Ikea has taken chocolate cake off the menu at stores in 23 countries worldwide after it was found to contain bacteria found in human faeces.
Almost two tons of cake imported by the Swedish firm to China were destroyed late last year after authorities found it contained coliform bacteria, which is present in sewage.
Quarentine officials in Shanghai confirmed that 1,872kg of chocolate almond cake imported by the company contained excessive levels of coliform bacteria which is found in human faeces.
Ikea Australia today also confirmed that the cake had been withdrawn from sale there too.
The news comes just a week after Ikea became embroiled in the horsemeat scandal.
Food scandal: Cake imported to China by Swedish firm Ikea failed to meet food hygiene standards, officials have said
The company had to withdraw meatballs from 24 countries last week over fears that they could contain horse DNA.