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    Taco Bell sued for false advertising over beef claim


    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.

    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, Calif.-based Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch (PAYCH) 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 says that Taco Bell's "seasoned beef" contains other ingredients, including water, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent and modified corn starch.
    source - The Associated Press

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    It's fast food, what do you expect?

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    That's funny...
    "We are asking that they stop saying that they are selling beef," Miles said.
    Pretty sad when your taco meat can't even be considered beef.
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    And Taco Bells response. (I have been somewhat keeping up with this)





    Beef or no beef.... What is better at midnight when you are half starved and want something quick to eat....?
    Last edited by Krafter; 01-29-2011 at 12:28 PM.

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    I don't care if it's only 35% beef, but what in the hell is:



    Quote Originally Posted by Stomp_442 View Post
    The lawsuit says that Taco Bell's "seasoned beef" contains other ingredients, including water, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent and modified corn starch.

    I'm more concerned about what that is instead of the beef quality, lol.

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    Apparently it's soybean oil.

    "The anti-dusti*ng agent is identified as soybean oil. It sounds like it is meant to keep the powdered spices from creating dust in the manufactur*ing process."
    lol...


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    Quote Originally Posted by junkmail View Post
    I'm more concerned about what that is instead of the beef quality, lol.
    Who doesn't love a little dust in their beef?
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    For all who can remember...


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    LOL!!! I wasn't alive during those commercials (because I'm not an old man), but my dad told me about them.
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    I could care less about what is in Taco Bell's meat
    It's still delicious

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    Ah, the special missing ingredient --- cat meat, LOL!

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