Furniture chain Ikea has removed chocolate cake from store restaurants in 23 countries after authorities in China identified high levels of bacteria commonly found in human and animal feces in one batch of the treat.
However, none of the contaminated batch had been shipped to stores in the U.S. and the food in question – an almond, chocolate and butterscotch cake – had not been sold as a take-home product.
“This is not a product recall,” Ikea spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson said. “There’s no risk that anyone has a contaminated cake at home in their freezer.”
The contamination came to light earlier this week when the Shanghai quarantine bureau revealed it had destroyed 4,100 pounds of imported Ikea chocolate cake that was found to contain excessive levels of coliform bacteria.
So there you go: IKEA has been selling actual sh*t cakes. I suppose the lesson learned from all of this is that one shouldn’t go to a furniture store for the food.
(Pic via IKEA)