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After meatballs, Ikea withdraws sausages

STOCKHOLM — After withdrawing meatballs from stores across Europe, home furnishings company Ikea said Wednesday its own tests confirmed ‘‘a few indications of horse meat’’ and that it would also remove wiener sausages made by the same supplier.

Meanwhile, Poland acknowledged for the first time that it is a source of horse meat that has fraudulently ended up in processed meat products sold as beef — an admission that came as the country said it found traces of horse DNA in samples from three meat processors.

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Ikea said it would withdraw the sausages from stores in France, Britain, Spain, Ireland, and Portugal. Other stores were getting sausages from other suppliers, company spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson said.

No horse meat had been found in the wieners, but they were removed anyway because they came from the same supplier as the meatballs, Magnusson said.

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