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Taco Bell Sued Over Claims That Its Ground Beef Is Only 36% Meat

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Have you ever wondered how Taco Bell can afford to offer those $2 meal deals and $5 boxes? Apparently, its “meat” doesn’t meet USDA guidelines to be marketed as ground beef. So an Alabama law firm is suing to get it changed to “taco meat filling”.

And they have a point. According to the lawsuit, Taco Bell’s meat is filled with all kinds of extenders like water, “Isolated Oat Product,” wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent, autolyzed yeast extract, modified corn starch and sodium phosphate and seasonings.

All in all, they believe Taco Bell’s ground beef product is only 36% actual meat—short of the 40% required by the USDA. What’s more, when the “meat” is shipped to stores it is accurately labeled as “taco meat filling.”

Where’s the beef indeed.

(WTOL via Consumerist)

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