Taco Bell tossed about 2.3 million pounds of beef, and it’s not because they’re becoming more vegetarian-friendly, it’s because of a voluntary recall.
The recall took place Friday, October 11, after a customer complained that he found a metal shaving in his food.
Taco Bell wasn’t going to f*ck around to figure out how the metal shaving got there, and just pulled every bit of beef that was sent out from that factory.
The recall affected 21 different states, and the USDA said that there have been no reported injuries or effects coming from any Taco Bell restaurants at this time.
The reason it hit so many states was that the plant sent out the beef to several distribution centers in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. From there, it the meat was distributed to several other states.
The affected states were: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia and the Washington DC area.
If you think you might have been affected, Taco Bell recommends calling a healthcare provider, and if any questions arise, hit their line at 1-800-822-6235.