First a tortilla shortage — and now a beef issue, what’s up Taco Bell? The company said in a news release Monday that they “took immediate action and voluntarily recalled approximately 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef from its restaurants and distribution centers.”
The seasoned beef that is added in many popular dishes was removed and discarded in restaurants in “21 states across the eastern Midwest, northern Southeast and Northeast regions.”
“Nothing is more important than our customers’ safety, and nothing means more to us than their trust,” said Julie Masino, Taco Bell’s president of North America, in the release. “As soon as we received the first consumer complaint, we immediately acted to remove the product from the affected restaurants and proactively worked with the supplier to inform the USDA of our steps to protect our guests.”
On Monday, the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced some of Taco Bell’s seasoned beef products have been recalled because they “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal shavings.”
Still stuck on how Taco Bell out of beef😒
— Liyah🖤 (@liyaah_lovve) October 12, 2019
Many customers were dissapointed to find out they couldn’t order their favorite beef packed foods from the fast-food chain. The company offered their apologies for the inconvenience.
Consumers with questions can call 1-800-TACOBELL, Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT.