Mexican inspired food chain Taco Bell has taken a firm decision to recall around 2.3 billion pounds of seasoned beef from its restaurants and distribution centers in 21 states over possible contamination of metal shavings. This issue erupted on Saturday when Ohio Based Kenosha Beef International alerted the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety about receiving three consecutive complaints from customers. The company has pulled off the entire product from its 21 states across eastern; Midwest, northern southeast and northeast regions informed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services. According to USDA, there has been no damage or casualty due to the consumption of these products so far. However, food inspection authorities are concerned regarding some of the restaurants using these recalled products kept in the refrigerators. USDA has urged to the restaurant management not to serve such product to the customers to prevent the adversity.
The Seasoned Beef was produced on one plant location using only one of the two lines. Later the beef was dispatched to the distribution centers, informed Taco Bell authorities. Most of the complaints were received from locations like Michigan, Kentucky, and Ohio due to the possible contamination of metal shavings in the beef. Several customers have also been complaining on twitter about not being served with beef.
There has also been news that several Taco Bell restaurants requested their customers to try their chicken or steak after food inspection authorities asked them to stop serving beef due to quality issues. Two popular beef items, the bags of Taco Bell Seasoned Beef and Taco and Burrito Filling produced between September 20 and October 4 were under the radar due to suspected contamination. However, it is still indistinct when these products were shipped out to the restaurants. Despite reporting no adverse reaction, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services has appealed to the people to contact their health provider carte immediately if any sign of illness occurs.