Taco Bell Sued, not real "food"

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  1. #1 DDV, Jan 26, 2011
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    IRVINE (CBS/AP) — An Alabama law firm claims in a lawsuit that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to using “seasoned ground beef” or “seasoned beef” in its products.

    Currently in the U.S. for an item to be labelled as “food” and sold as such, half of it must be edible. A class-action lawsuit filed in California on Friday contends that the ground “beef” sold by Taco Bell is not legally food, even in the U.S.

    The meat mixture sold by Taco Bell restaurants 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.

    The class-action lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in the Central District of California by the Montgomery law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles.

    Attorney Dee Miles said attorneys had Taco Bell’s “meat mixture” tested and found it contained less that 35 percent beef.

    The lawsuit on behalf of Taco Bell customer and California resident Amanda Obney does not seek monetary damages, but asks the court to order Taco Bell to be honest in its advertising.

    “We are asking that they stop saying that they are selling beef,” Miles said.
    Irvine-based Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch said the company denies that its advertising is misleading.

    “Taco Bell prides itself on serving high quality Mexican inspired food with great value. We’re happy that the millions of customers we serve every week agree,” Poetsch said. He said the company would “vigorously defend the suit.”
    The lawsuit said that Taco Bell’s “seasoned beef” contains other ingredients, including water, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent and modified corn starch.

    Michael Taylor, the FDA Food Safety Czar, said that requiring the food industry to use 50% food in its products is “onerous” and bad for business. “We are working to get this requirement lowered to a more reasonable 20%.”

    Source: CBS San Fransisco
  2. Dog food
  3. 35% Beef
    65% Awesome

    The perfect combination.
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  4. fuck taco bell. Thats why everyone who eats gets sick eventually.
  5. :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
  6. That sounds gross.
    I love Taco Bell though, Steak Quesadilla<3
  7. i think steak is supposed to be in quotes..
  8. that shit really isn't food. i don't understand how they or any other fast food place can legally serve that artificial bullshit
  9. Throw some fire sauce on it and I don't give a fuuuuuck what it's made of.
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  10. ...ever wonder what happens to those puppies and kittens left at the local dog pound...:eek:

    Think of the puppies and kittens!!

  11. as well as the homeless that used to sleep in Grand Central Station..

    i always wondered what guilliani did with them

  12. :confused::confused::confused:

    I read that the "beef" is only 15% protein, meaning the 35% that is actually real meat is less than 50% lean.... you can't even buy meat that low of quality.

    I knew there was a reason I didn't eat there.... now I'm of to McDonald's for some chicken nuggets.

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  13. Sounds quite reasonable :laughing:
  14. I was told that taco bell stores its meat slurry in room temp containers of water.. dang yuck.
  15. LOL.. they want to allow 20% "food" and 80% crap.. but weed will remain illegal (face palm)

  16. so true. gotta love taco bell. cheapest "food" around.
  17. #17 DaiLLeSTeL, Jan 26, 2011
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    selling 20% food is reasonable?

    sounds like some shitty ass food.
  18. just so you know...their beans are powder, all they add is water and it turns into refried beans. talk about mad scientists haha
  19. Mighty Taco.
  20. hahaha holy shit, i just ate t-bell for the last time i think. It's so good though! I think I'm gonna puke.

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