Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Have you ever eaten a Taco Bell beef taco only to find yourself explosively gassy and even running for the toilet within minutes? The reason could be you didn’t get beef in the first place.
According to a CBS News affiliate in San Francisco, an Alabama law firm claims in a lawsuit that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it tells customers they’re using “seasoned ground beef” or “seasoned beef” in its products.
The lawsuit alleges the beef sold by Taco Bell contains binders and extenders and does not meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be labeled as “beef,” according to the legal complaint.
Attorney Dee Miles said attorneys had Taco Bell’s “meat mixture” tested and found it contained less that 35 percent beef.
The lawsuit states Taco Bell’s “seasoned beef” contains other ingredients, including water, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent and modified corn starch.
So, the next time you feel like making a “run for the border,” you may want to rethink your decision to eat at Taco Bell.