Representatives from Taco Bell did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment, but Julie Masino, President of North America, Taco Bell Corp. did say, in a press release, “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.”
If you think you may have eaten the affected product, read on for more information on the recall.
Recalled Product Description: Taco Bell Seasoned Beef Taco and Burrito Filling
The current recall is for 2.3 million pounds of Taco Bell Seasoned Beef Taco and Burrito Filling produced by Kenosha Beef International. The affected beef was only distributed to Taco Bell restaurants and not to grocery stores or individual retailers.
The beef was produced from Sep. 20 to Oct. 4.
Why the Beef Was Recalled
Kenosha Beef International recalled the beef after a customer reported metal shavings in a Taco Bell menu item. According to Taco Bell, in a press release, “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.”
How to Tell If Your Taco Bell Beef Was Recalled
The recalled beef includes Cases containing eight 5-lb. plastic bags of “TACO BELL SEASONED BEEF Taco and Burrito Filling” with use by dates of “L2 11/4/19” to “L2 11/18/19″ and the establishment number EST. 10130 on the case.
None of the beef was shipped to retailers for direct to consumer sale. Taco Bell has removed and discarded all of the beef shipped to Taco Bell restaurants in 21 states. As of now there are no reported illnesses or injuries due to the recalled beef.
What Consumers Can Do
If you think you may have eaten the recalled beef and feel ill or have health-related questions, contact your medical provider as soon as possible. Consumers with product-related questions can call Taco Bell at 1-800-TACOBELL Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. PT.
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