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Ikea pulls elk lasagne after pork found

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Swedish furniture giant Ikea said Saturday it had stopped selling its frozen elk lasagne after a batch was found to contain traces of pork.

The company withdrew 17,600 lasagnes from sale and began performing its own tests after a Belgian laboratory said the minced elk meat contained just over one percent pork.

“We were contacted by Belgian authorities on March 22 and we acted immediately,” company spokeswoman Josefin Thorell said.

The contamination had taken place at Dafgaard, the same company that produces the Ikea meatballs that were pulled after tests showed they contained horsemeat.

“They had been grinding a mix of pork and beef in the morning and elk meat in the afternoon, Thorell said.

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“We’ve reviewed these routines together with Dafgaard so this is no longer being done. They now have separate facilities for different types of production.”

The product, which contains around 12 percent meat, had only been sold in European countries and was not available in any Muslim countries. Islamic law forbids the consumption of pork.

Ikea began reintroducing meatballs in its restaurants worldwide last month after horsemeat was found in the product in February.

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The company said it was keeping the same supplier, Dafgaard, but added that the number of meat suppliers had been reduced to 7 from 15, without identifying the dropped meat suppliers by name nor country of origin.

In the aftermath of the scandal the group also announced it was introducing systematic DNA testing on all products using minced meat.


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Disney heiress who went undercover to Disneyland ‘livid’ at conditions and pay

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Heiress Abigail Disney went to one of her family's resorts to see conditions for workers herself and was disgusted by what she saw.

In comments to Yahoo News podcast "Through Her Eyes," Disney described how she went to Disneyland in California undercover and found that workers at the resort were treated poorly—and underpaid.

"Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, 'I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage,'" said Disney.

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Ex-Peru president wanted for corruption arrested in the US

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Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States Tuesday to face extradition to his home country on corruption charges, authorities in the South American nation said.

The 73-year-old is suspected of involvement in the sprawling Odebrecht scandal in which the construction giant paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes throughout the continent to secure huge public works contracts.

The Peruvian attorney general's office announced on Twitter that Toledo "was arrested this morning for extradition, in the United States."

Toledo has been formally charged with receiving a $20 million payment from Odebrecht to grant it the tender to build the Interoceanic Highway that links Peru with Brazil.

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Comic-Con mines past for future hits on 50th edition

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A smorgasbord of sequels, prequels and reunions from "Terminator" to "Game of Thrones" awaits thousands of misty-eyed comic book geeks and sci-fi nerds descending on San Diego this week for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.

The 50th edition of Comic-Con International will see 135,000 cosplayers, bloggers, movie executives and humble fans pile into a sweaty convention center for glimpses of their heroes, in town to promote the next mega-hit films, TV shows and comic books.

This anniversary edition promises to be more nostalgia-laden than most -- among those expected to appear are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who will soon reunite on screen for the first time since 1991's "Terminator 2" for Paramount's killer cyborg sequel "Dark Fate."

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