Taco Bell has recalled and discarded 2.3 million pounds of its ground beef from restaurants in 21 states. This recall occurred after a customer found a metal shaving in a menu item.
Over the weekend, federal regulators became aware of the issue, after three separate customers complained about metal pieces in Taco Bell’s beef. The beef that was recalled was produced in Ohio between September 20 and October 4. The beef was seasoned beef taco and burrito filling which was shipped to Taco Bells across the country.
The beef was sent to distribution centers in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Virginia, and was then shipped to Taco Bell restaurants in 21 states. In some states, Taco Bells were allegedly suggesting chicken or steak to customers as a substitute to ground beef before the recall was publicly announced, which made some consumers suspicious. However, Taco Bell claims that it acted quickly to remove the beef as soon as it received the first customer complaint. It is unclear what caused the metal shavings in the beef.
Restaurants such as Taco Bell have a duty to their customers to keep them safe. If they fail in that duty, and a customer consumes tainted food and is harmed, the company can be held legally liable. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous food product, you should speak with an attorney.