Taco Bell Gets Sued for Fake Meat
i don’t care, nothing can keep me away
a law firm in montgomery, alabama has decided to sue taco bell for allegedly falsely advertising that its beef tacos have, you know, beef in them. according to the food label on taco bell taco meat, the so-called “taco meat filling” is largely comprised of extenders, something the usda does not allow in its definition of beef, which is “flesh of cattle.”
according to the lawsuit filed by beasley allen, “ground beef” “shall consist of chopped fresh and/or frozen beef with or without seasoning and without the addition of beef fat as such, shall not contain more than 30 percent fat, and shall not contain added water, phosphates, binders, or extenders.” but the label clearly states the “taco meat filler” contains ingredients such as “isolated oat product,” wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent, autolyzed yeast extract, modified corn starch and sodium phosphate in addition to beef which is listed as the first ingredient.
it will be up to the judge to decide, but for taco bell’s part, they deny any falsehoods. company spokesman rob poetsch issued this statement::
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. we deny our advertising is misleading in any way and we intend to vigorously defend the suit.