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01-24-11, 12:06 AM #1
When is beef not beef? Ala. law firm sues Taco Bell
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - What's in a name? That's the question at the heart of a class action lawsuit Montgomery, Alabama law firm Beasley Allen filed targeting fast food giant Taco Bell. The lawsuit claims the company uses "false advertising" on its menu and in its advertisements.
WSFA 12 News contacted the Taco Bell Corporation for a response to the lawsuit. 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.
"The complaint alleges that what Taco Bell calls "beef" doesn't meet the minimum requirements set by the USDA to be called "beef" or "seasoned ground beef" or anything of the kind.
"Rather than beef, these food items are actually made with a substance known as "taco meat filling," according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit states that Taco Bell should refer to its product as "taco meat filling" because it contains mostly "extenders" and other non-meat substances.
What are these substances? The document lists water, "Isolated Oat Product," wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent, autolyzed yeast extract, modified corn starch and sodium phosphate as well as beef and seasonings.
The USDA defines "beef" as "flesh of cattle."
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01-24-11, 01:26 AM #2Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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01-24-11, 02:10 AM #3
I'm still going to eat it when I get the craving for it.I'm your huckleberry...
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01-24-11, 10:23 AM #4
One of the many reasons I hate eating fast food.
But....I do it anyway from time to time.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
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01-24-11, 10:28 AM #5
I like Taco Bell.
There was a pizza chain that used textured vegetable protein enhanced meat and on their menu the items were listed as "beef topping" and "sausage topping."
01-26-11, 10:33 AM #6
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