Hmm. Feeling hungry? Feel like some Taco Bell? Well you better hold off.
globeandmail: Taco Bell says it plans to take legal action in response to a class action law suit that alleges the restaurant chain’s beef isn’t entirely cow meat.
Greg Creed, president and chief concept officer of Taco Bell Corp. said in a statement on its website Tuesday that the lawyers who launched the suit “elected to sue first and ask questions later – and got their ‘facts’ absolutely wrong.”
So the customers have it all wrong? There’s no rubber tyre floating in the back of their tonsils?
Mr. Creed said his company buys beef “from the same trusted brands you find in the supermarket, like Tyson foods. We start with 100 per cent USDA-inspected beef. Then we simmer it in our proprietary blend of seasonings and spices to give our seasoned beef its signature Taco Bell taste and texture.”
So that settles it. Let’s get in our collective car and drive over to Taco Bell and get ourselves a hunky dory ‘beef’ taco. Well not so fast kids…
As reported yesterday, the Alabama law firm Beasley Allen is suing the fast-food company, claiming its taco filling contains only 36 per cent meat, which doesn’t meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s requirements for food labelled as “beef.”
Wait a second. Someone’s telling the complete truth. Is that a rubber tyre floating in my stomach or a dead cow. I demand to know now!
And just in case you’re wondering what composition of ‘beef’ actually makes it in your tummy have a look at this:
Beef, Water, Seasoning [Isolated Oat Product, Salt, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Oats (Wheat), Soy Lecithin, Sugar, Spices, Maltodextrin, Soybean Oil (Anti-dusting Agent), Garlic Powder, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Silicon Dioxide, Natural Flavors, Yeast, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor], Salt, Sodium Phosphates. CONTAINS SOYBEAN, WHEAT
One day, when you’re sitting on the toilet don’t be surprised as you tend to mother nature that a tailgate from a Chevy Chase coated in maltodextrin and sodium phosphates comes oozing down the tile floor. Because if it does- you’ll be glad you found it at Taco Bell.
Shouldn’t you order a beef “TACO BELL” soon?