Food Fright

IKEA Pulls Chocolate Cake

Just weeks after its famous meatballs tested positive for horse meat, the Swedish furniture retailer IKEA is recalling cakes in 23 countries. The reason? Chinese officials detected coliform bacteria, which is present in fecal matter. China has stepped up its food inspections after several scandals, and destroyed nearly two tons of IKEA chocolate cake after the inspection. (Also getting the boot were Kraft cream cheese and Nestle chocolate bars.) IKEA said the cakes were destroyed in China in November and December, but the company only learned of the incident on Monday.