Taco Bell Recalls Over 2 Million Pounds of Beef For Possible Metal Contamination
Taco Bell has recalled over 2 millions pounds of beef in 21 states, including New York, for possible contamination.
The problem was discovered when a customer said they found a metal shaving in their food. 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.
“There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products," said the USDA.
“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 product was produced at one plant location on only one of the two lines used to make seasoned beef. It was then sent to distribution centers in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia.