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Pureracket
Jan 25th, 2011, 02:57 AM
Source: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — 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.
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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.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41242132 /

Wigglytuff
Jan 25th, 2011, 03:03 AM
No wonder I hate fast food joints.

Barrie_Dude
Jan 25th, 2011, 03:22 AM
Taco Bell really sucks. I have had real TexMex in Texas and it is vastly superior to Taco Hell

delicatecutter
Jan 25th, 2011, 03:28 AM
What are "binders and extenders"?

Barrie_Dude
Jan 25th, 2011, 03:29 AM
What are "binders and extenders"?
You do not want to know

Darop.
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:32 AM
What are "binders and extenders"?

Unhealthy crap (mostly concentrated gluten or soy jelly, and other things like that) with the same consistency as meat that allow these nasty restaurants to use as little meat as possible....

Beat
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:36 AM
sounds delicious.

JN
Jan 25th, 2011, 12:28 PM
Someone needs to take a look at those "corn" tortilla chips, as well. They're probably 60% wallpaper paste.

Super Dave
Jan 25th, 2011, 12:44 PM
When there's enough cheese (if that's what it really is :unsure:) mixed in, you can't tell it's not a cow you're eating. Guess I'll stick with the gerbil soft taco.

Sally Struthers
Jan 25th, 2011, 04:13 PM
I thought most people knew that nothing remotely close to a cow ever passed through Taco Bell's kitchen :haha:

That's the way things are though. Most, people are lazy and want cheap and tasty food.

Eating healthy is expensive and time consuming.

In the end though, you are what you eat!

*JR*
Jan 25th, 2011, 08:34 PM
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Barrie_Dude
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:18 PM
Someone needs to take a look at those "corn" tortilla chips, as well. They're probably 60% wallpaper paste. One nice thing about Texas is that there are many places one can buy home made and very real Tortilla shells.

Mynarco
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:39 PM
Ugh. I should stop eating fast food

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 25th, 2011, 09:53 PM
Taco Bell :hearts: I could live off that shit.

JN
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:11 PM
Taco Bell :hearts: I could live off that shit.

It does pretty much look the same going in as coming out.

Pureracket
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:16 PM
I think a beef burrito that I ate from Taco Bell about six years ago came up last night.

JN
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:16 PM
One nice thing about Texas is that there are many places one can buy home made and very real Tortilla shells.

I know what you mean. The suburb next door has a sizable Mexican population, so it's no problem getting the real thing here, either. My favorite fillings are al Pastor and de Lengua.

Slammer7
Jan 25th, 2011, 10:44 PM
I haven't had Taco Bell in 8 years (because of e.coli scares and other sanitation problems in the tri-state area) and this news will make it another 8 easy. :lol:

Wigglytuff
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:46 AM
What are "binders and extenders"?

stuff they normally only use for cheap petfood.

Wigglytuff
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:49 AM
McDonald's Chicken Nuggets

http://www.fooducate.com/blog/wp-content/media/Mechanically%20Separated%20Chicken

http://www.fooducate.com/blog/2009/08/03/guess-whats-in-the-picture-foodlike-substance/

Folks, this is mechanically separated chicken, an invention of the late 20th century. Someone figured out in the 1960’s that meat processors can eek eke out a few more percent of profit from chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows by scraping the bones 100% clean of meat. This is done by machines, not humans, by passing bones leftover after the initial cutting through a high pressure sieve. The paste you see in the picture above is the result.

This paste goes on to become the main ingredient in many a hot dog, bologna, chicken nuggets, pepperoni, salami, jerky etc…

The industry calls this method AMR – Advanced Meat Recovery.

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everytime i see that video i want mcnuggets!!!

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:17 AM
http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20110125/US.Taco.Bell.Lawsuit/ << This could get interesting! :eek:


Taco Bell defends its mixture of seasoned meat


MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Taco Bell officials on Tuesday rejected claims made in a lawsuit that the meat in their tacos, burritos and other products is not all beef. Taco Bell President Greg Creed said in a statement that the lawyers who filed the lawsuit got their facts wrong and that Taco Bell plans to take legal action against those making the allegations. He did not explain specifically what type of legal action Taco Bell might take.

"At Taco Bell, we buy our beef from the same trusted brands you find in the supermarket," Creed said. "We start with 100 percent USDA-inspected beef. Then we simmer it in our proprietary blend of seasonings and spices to give our seasoned beef its signature Taco Bell taste and texture."

The class action lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in California by the Montgomery law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles claims the Taco Bell meat mixture contains binders and fillers.

An attorney for the law firm, Dee Miles, said Taco Bell saves money by adding fillers because the beef is the most expensive part of their products.

"It's giving them a competitive edge. It's an economic edge" over other companies that sell Mexican-style food, Miles said.

Miles said he wasn't concerned with Taco Bell's threat of legal action.

"We stand on the absolute facts as stated in the complaint filed in the Federal Court in California," he said.

Creed said Taco Bell is proud of the quality of its beef and identifies the seasoning and spice ingredients on its website.

According to that Web site, ingredients used to season the Taco Bell meat include salt, chili pepper, onion powder, tomato powder, oats, soy lectithin, sugar, soybean oil, garlic powder, yeast extract, citric acid and cocoa powder.

The lawsuit filed 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.

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Crazy Canuck
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:00 AM
I worked at a Taco Villa once. The beef packages all claimed to be primarily soy product. Weird.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:30 AM
I love Taco Bell :tape: But in all honesty that stuff is garbaage and whatever they put in that food is very addicting.

PlayByPlay
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:44 AM
Wow so Taco lovers have been eating notten but fatty leftovers

supergrunt
Jan 26th, 2011, 08:22 AM
i really don't care as long as it doesn't kill me. taco bell good! :D

King Halep
Jan 27th, 2011, 03:25 AM
I worked at a Taco Villa once. The beef packages all claimed to be primarily soy product. Weird.

Thats good news for vegans :D