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Latino Daily News

Tuesday January 25, 2011

Where’s the Beef? Not at Taco Bell, Accused of Stuffing Us with Faux Taco Meat

Where’s the Beef? Not at Taco Bell, Accused of Stuffing Us with Faux Taco Meat

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We don’t know how many people are going to say ‘Yo Quiero Taco Ball’ after they learn Taco Bell is only using 36% beef or something close to beef in their beef tacos.  Or as their critics allege in a class action law suit, 36% ‘meat filling’ which doesn’t meet the definition by the U.S. government of ‘beef’.

A class action law firm out of Montgomery, Alabama is alleging Taco Bell is using something commonly known as ‘taco meat filling’  or non-meat substances.  The suit is charging Taco Bell with ‘false advertising’ and wants them to change their menu to reflect the true ingredients.

Taco Bell is showing it is thinking ‘outside the bun’ by issuing the statement as follows: 

“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.’