Lawsuit Claims That Taco Bell's Meat Is Indeed a Mystery

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Robert Sietsema
No, you don't want to know what's inside that burrito.
This shouldn't really come as a surprise, but according to a lawsuit filed in Alabama, the "meat" used in Taco Bell dishes isn't really meat.

A class-action lawsuit filed by a Montgomery, Alabama, law firm claims that the fast-food chain uses false advertising in claiming that the filling in its "beef" menu items (such as its beefy crunch burrito) is made from "seasoned ground beef" or "seasoned beef." The taco meat filling, the lawsuit states rather bluntly, "is not beef" according to the minimum standards set by the USDA.

Instead, the suit contends, the beef filling is "comprised of substances other than beef" that are required by law to be labeled as "taco meat filling." Those substances include "isolated oat product," anti-dusting agent, autolyzed yeast extract, and sodium phosphate, the latter of which the USDA expressly prohibits from being included in "ground beef." To further clarify the matter for confused Taco Bell executives, the suit helpfully references Merriam-Webster's definition of "beef" as "the flesh of an adult domestic bovine (as steer or cow) used as food."

Another dictionary entry that may be of some use to those unnerved by the lawsuit's claims: "vegetarianism."

[Lawsuit via WTOL]


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scallywag
scallywag

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?

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WellnessSeeker
WellnessSeeker

It is a little gross to think about the 'beef' not actually being beef. But this is just one way that most fast food is harmful to our bodies. Every thing in moderation works best - especially beef that's not really beef. For more easy nutrition tips check out this fantastic blog: http://blog.mydiscoverhealth.c...

Gigabiting
Gigabiting

Maybe less beef is a good thing.Consider the alternative.Most fast food beef is created out of the trimmings and detritus shipped from slaughterhouses around the country and has to be put through a pathogen killing process to get it clean enough to eat.Fake Beef in Taco Ball Tacos. Why all the fuss?http://gigabiting.com/?p=7413/

KB Home Sucks
KB Home Sucks

TACO BELL and KB Home get less than you pay for? Melissa Lora is the currently a Board of Director for KB Home Inc and the Chief Financial Officer of TACO BELL. On Wikipedia Taco Bell’s bio has no mention of Lora who sits on KB Home Board of Directors? Clearly Melissa Lora does not want to be associated with one of the nation’s largest builders? Melissa Lora. CFO at Taco Bell Corp. Orange County, California

Melissa Lora does not have a biography on TACO BELL's Official Website? No one in management at TACO BELL has a bio on their website. Are they hiding? Another reputation issue since the food poisoning outbreak TACO BELL’s E. coli bacteria was famous for? In March 2005, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) won a landmark victory in its national boycott of Taco Bell for human rights. KB Home uses undocumented workers to build its homes? Taco Bell? A lawsuit filed in 2011 alleges that Taco Bell beef is comprised of less than 35% beef. We’ve seen the goop, it pours out of a bag like dried brown flour that coagulates into something that looks like ground beef when water is added.

Currently, Ms. Lora serves on the following boards:

* KB Home * Taco Bell, YUM Brands * Discovery Science Center

Other distinguished KB Home Board members include Melissa Lora's buddy Bruce Karatz who was just convicted as a felon and is currently under house arrest in his 24 room Bel-Air Mansion (not built by KB Home) serving out his 8 months home confinement for swindling 11 Million Dollars. Martha Stewart is a spokesperson for KB Home also served time for her former stock swindle. Gary A. Ray head of KB Home human resources is a convicted felon in this current stock swindle.

Melissa Lora and KB Home built this lemon with Bruce Karatz. KB Home is under a Federal Trade Commission Consent Order. KB Home must buy back your home if not 100% satisfied within the first year? Melissa Lora has never responded as KB Home Board of Directors to any customer complaint letter sent to him by certified mail. KB Home sells Lemons, Just Google Melissa Lora Sucks. http://www.akbhomesucks.com/Ex...

Seems the entire management of both KB Home and TACO BELL has an image problem? Not mentioning their Chief Financial Officer's proud accomplishments at KB Home. Where's the BEEF in my poorly constructed KB Home? Both are misleading the public and getting less than they paid for. The only difference is TACO BELL exits after 24 hours; KB Home continues to give you irritable bowel syndrome. Should I be thinking outside of my bun? Taco Bell is a part of Yum! Brands, Inc. (“Yum Brands”). Yum Brands includes: Kentucky Fried Chicken KFC U.S. Properties, Inc., Taco Bell Corp., Pizza Hut, Inc., Long John Silver’s, Inc., A&W Restaurants, Inc., WingStreet, LLC, and Yum Restaurants International, Inc. She has been a Director at KB Home since 04/2004. She serves on the Taco Bell National Purchasing Co-Op Board of Directors and is a Member of the Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-Op as well as the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, California. Are they all ripping you off?

"Our government, through the USDA and FDA, provides definitions, standards and labeling guidelines for 'ground beef.' Just like the FTC is enforcing the 1979 FTC Consent order Against KB Home. Yeah Right!

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