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No pork in IKEA Abu Dhabi restaurant products, says Food Control Authority

Moose lasagne, which contained 1.6 per cent of pork traces in some countries, not on sale in capital

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 10:59 April 8, 2013

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  • IKEA has withdrawn 17,000 portions of moose lasagna from its home furnishings stores in Europe after traces of pork were found in a batch tested in Belgium.

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has revealed that IKEA restaurant in Abu Dhabi did not have the moose lasagna products, which allegedly contained 1.6 per cent of pork traces in some countries.

Mohammad Jalal Al Rayssi, Director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA, said in a statement that IKEA has withdrawn 17,000 portions of moose lasagna from its home furnishings stores in Europe after traces of pork were found in a batch tested in Belgium.

“Soon after the news reached us, we have inspected the restaurant and confirmed that the said product was not being served in Abu Dhabi,” Al Rayssi stressed.

As Gulf News reported on March 18, the ADFCA confirmed that almond cakes sold at Ikea outlets in the emirate of Abu Dhabi were free from coliform bacteria.

Laboratory tests on the cakes were conducted by the ADFCA following the recall of two isolated batches of almond cake by the Swedish furniture manufacturer.

The batches, which were withdrawn from stores in 23 countries, including the UAE, were allegedly contaminated by coliform bacteria.

Al Rayssi said, “Our inspectors are intensifying their operations across food outlets in the emirate ahead of the summer months.”

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