A batch of beef and pork meatballs intended for sale at Ikea has tested positive for horse DNA in the Czech Republic, according to the country’s veterinary office.

According to news agency CTK, Czech officials said the Swedish-made meatballs were intercepted at an Ikea branch in the Czech town of Brno but had not yet gone on sale. Separately, a consignment of Polish beef burgers was also found to contain horse DNA, they added.

The discovery of undeclared horse in the Ikea meatballs and Polish burgers come after Tesco’s Czech division had to withdraw lasagne made by Nowaco last week, after the product tested positive for horse DNA.

The Grocer has approached Ikea for comment and is awaiting its response.