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Reuters reports that IKEA has stopped selling moose lasagne - produced by a Swedish company and sold in its stores in 18 European countries - after tests revealed that there were traces of pork in the moose meat.

This is the second time this has happened to IKEA recently; back in February, it had to stop selling beef Swedish meatballs when horse meat was detected in them.
KC's View:
If I had reported this story last Monday, you would've thought it was an April Fools joke.

Alas, it is not.

When Dr. Peter Venkman talked about "dogs and cats living together" as being a sign of the apocalypse, or at the very least, "a disaster of biblical proportions," he never could have known that cows and horses would end up in the same meatballs, and moose and pigs would end up in the same lasagne.

Now, I note that the moose lasagne was made by a Swedish company, and the tainted meatballs were, in fact, swedish meatballs.

Coincidence? I think not.