Skip to comments.Birds Eye and Taco Bell beef meals contained horse
Posted on 03/01/2013 10:55:17 AM PST by Red Badger
FOOD giants Birds Eye, Taco Bell and caterers Brakes all confirmed today that horsemeat has been found in their beef products.
BIRDS EYE confirmed two products withdrawn as a precaution last week have tested positive: a spaghetti bolognese and beef lasagne all made in Belgium.
US-owned TACO BELL has had to withdraw ground beef from its three Mexican-themed diners in the UK and nine in Spain.
The meat was used in its tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas and Nachos.
A spokesman admitted the chain knew LAST WEEK that there was a problem and withdrew the meat.
But it only decided to go public when the Food Standards Agency revealed the positive test today.
The suspect meat came from Europe, the spokesman said.
Ten tests on the products returned results of more than one per cent horsemeat, the agency said, and all have been withdrawn from sale.
Taco Bell has two restaurants in Essex and one in Manchester.
BRAKES BROTHERS which supplies schools and workplace eateries also confirmed horse had been found in its spicy minced beef skewers, lasagnes and a line of frozen burgers.
At the same time MCDONALDS said all products on its fast-food menus were completely FREE from horse.
Taco Bell is owned by YUM BRANDS - which also runs Pizza Hut and KFC.
Its website boasts that the chain uses only high quality ingredients and 100 per cent premium beef.
This is seasoned with our signature recipe.
In a statement the chain said: We were very disappointed to learn that some batches of ground beef supplied to us tested positive for horsemeat.
The tests are the latest blow for a food industry reeling from the Horsegate scandal - which erupted on January 15.
I’ll take the El Grande Chalupa Caballo Platter please...
And they didn’t charge extra? Kewl!
Why don’t we eat horse meat in the US?
Taco bell meat is mammals!!
So....just change the labels to include horsemeat. No problema...With all of the spices Taco Belle could use Komodo Dragon meat and the average person couldn’t tell the meat origin in the Taco.
Well, the native Indians ate them all and actually had none until the evil white man brought them back over.
I guess for the same reason we don’t eat dog, both are man’s best friend.
Are you a Gay Caballero?......
Caution: May contain nuts, wheat, soy, milk products and horesmeat..........
How do you know we don’t?..........
We so seldom eat out these days, and I don’t buy frozen meat. If we do eat out, we choose where we go very careful.
Just beware of the 'secret sauce'.........
Yes, more fallout from the Sequestration: now we’re eating Trigger, it’s only a matter of days before Rover ends up on the barbeque. Oh the humanity!
OHHH NOES, first “Pink Slime” and NOW THIS! :-(!
Not SEQUESTRATION, EQUESTRATION!...............
I would bet that virtually every non-vegan US citizen has unbeknownst to them, consumed horse meat in the last few years given all the “corner cutting” going on.
vegetarians can eat at taco bell without fear.
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