Taco Bell Recalled 2.3 Million Pounds of Seasoned Beef For Having Possible Metal Shavings In It

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You probably won’t be getting the Bell anytime soon…

Taco Bell Recalled 2.3 Million Pounds of Seasoned Beef For Having Possible Metal Shavings In It and It’s worth knowing about.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Monday that Beef possibly contaminated with metal shavings was sent to Taco Bell restaurants across the country.


The announcement was made after three customers found metal shavings in their seasoned meat.

Taco Bell made a statement at the time of the announcement saying:

“On Friday, October 11, Taco Bell took immediate action and voluntarily recalled approximately 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef from its restaurants and distribution centers. As of 9 a.m. PDT, Monday, October 14, 2019, 100 percent of the affected restaurants in 21 states across the eastern Midwest, northern Southeast and Northeast regions impacted have confirmed product has been removed and discarded.

The states include: CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VA, VT, WV and Washington, D.C.

“Nothing is more important than our customers’ safety, and nothing means more to us than their trust,” said Julie Masino, President of North America, Taco Bell Corp. “As soon as we received the first consumer complaint, we immediately acted to remove the product from the affected restaurants and proactively worked with the supplier to inform the USDA of our steps to protect our guests.”

The USDA has stated, “There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.”

The problem was discovered when a customer reported they found a metal shaving in their menu item. To ensure the safety of our guests, the company immediately partnered with the supplier to shut down the supply chain, remove the product from restaurants and distribution centers and notify the USDA.

The product was produced at one plant location on only one of the two lines used to make seasoned beef. This product was sent to distribution centers in the following states: Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia.

Consumers with questions should call 1-800-TACOBELL (1-800-822-6235). Customer service representatives will be available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pacific Time. News media and health department officials who have questions should call 1-800-TACOBELL (1-800-822-6235).


So, it sounds like from Taco Bell’s standpoint, the situation has been rectified but to be honest, it won’t make me want to eat there any time soon.

Looks like Taco Tuesday will be made at home for right now.


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