IKEA has announced it is withdrawing wiener sausages from its store in Dublin after tests indicated horse meat contamination.

It is also withdrawing the product from stores in France, Britain, Spain and Portugal.

The move comes two days after the company withdrew frozen Swedish meatballs from its international chain of stores, because horse meat was found in the product in the Czech Republic.

It is the latest development in the horse meat scandal that is still spreading across Europe.

The scandal has prompted widespread product withdrawals and government investigations into the continent's food processing systems.

The discoveries have damaged the confidence of consumers in supermarkets and fast-food chains since it was first identified.

However, horse meat poses little or no health risk.