The meat is not what it seems. Now the Swedish furniture giant Ikea is unable to make claims of halal for its products. The company said on Saturday it had stopped selling its frozen elk lasagne after a batch was found to contain traces of pork.
The company withdrew 17,600 lasagnes from sale and began performing its own tests after a Belgian laboratory said the minced elk meat contained just over one per cent pork.
"We were contacted by Belgian authorities on March 22 and we acted immediately," company spokeswoman Josefin Thorell said.