Ikea meatball producer files complaint against supplier
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The Swedish producer of the Ikea meatballs found to contain horsemeat said it filed a police report on Monday against a Swedish supplier that bought the tainted meat from two Polish abattoirs.
"We don't know where in the chain the crime has been committed," said Mr Ola Larsson, a spokesman for Dafgaard, which produces most of the frozen meatballs sold by the Swedish furniture giant in Europe.
"Evidence has been handed over to the authorities," the company said in a statement.
The supplier produces five to 10 per cent of the beef used by Dafgaard, according to the company, which last week confirmed it had found traces of horse in several batches of its meatballs.