On the heels of the European horsemeat scandal, and just days after learning that the hamburgers and sausages they’ve been eating may actually be donkey or water buffalo, South Africans have discovered that biltong, the jerky made from “wild animals” may not be as advertised. Researchers testing biltong found, for example, that 90% of the sticks supposedly made of kudu – a large, curly-horned antelope – were actually horse, pork, beef, giraffe or even kangaroo. In a statement, Ikea swears there’s no biltong in their Swedish meatballs. Then again, they claim the legs on the popular Winëe table aren’t made of horsemeat either.
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