First IKEA found traces of horse meat in their iconic meatballs in a few of their European stores. Now, Chinese authorities have found high levels of coliform bacteria in almond cakes. Coliform bacteria is found in fecal matter of many animals.
The bacteria was found in a batch of 1,800 cakes, which have been confiscated by Chinese health officials. An IKEA spokesperson reassures that none of those cakes ever made it to any of their stores.
The Swedish furniture giant has since decided to recall almond cakes in 23 countries -- Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates.