Taco Bell has voluntarily recalled 2.3 million pounds of beef from their stores after a customer found a metal shaving in their food.
The company issued a statement on Tuesday saying they took “immediate action” on Friday and initiated the recall.
The company says after the complaint, the company stopped the supplier to remove the products from stores and distribution centers and notify the USDA.
The USDA says there are no confirmed reports of bad reactions due to consuming the affected meat. They also released a statement saying that they received three complaints about the issue at hand.
The company removed the product from 100 percent of the affected restaurants in 21 states across the eastern Midwest, northwestern Southeast and Northeast.
Taco Bell said the affected product was from one plant location on only one of two lines used to make the beef. The particular distribution center sent the product to stores in Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.
“Nothing is more important than our customers’ safety, and nothing means more to us than their trust,” Julie Masino, President of North America, Taco Bell Corp., said in the statement. “As soon as we received the first consumer complaint, we immediately acted to remove the product from the affected restaurants and proactively worked with the supplier to inform the USDA of our steps to protect our guests.”
Many Taco Bell locations were out of beef over the weekend as a result of the recall, and people definitely noticed and complained about it on Twitter.
You can see what they had to say below.
How the hell does Taco Bell fun out of ground beef
— Taylor Diamond (@taylor_diamond1) October 12, 2019
I ordered postmates and Taco Bell was completely out of beef….. pic.twitter.com/aj6tbOJBUZ
— Mr. Steal Your Ghoul (@BrianConnoli) October 12, 2019
my local taco bell said they ran out of beef eye- pic.twitter.com/spEfX5KH8F
— rayne☆★ (@bbynamkoo) October 12, 2019
When Taco Bell told me there’s a national shortage of ground beef and they’re out of it pic.twitter.com/bgZPEoR3T7
— what it do babyyy (@Sir_ShotColin) October 12, 2019
THIS TIME I GO TO TACO BELL THEY ARE OUT OF BEEF AND CHICKEN. WTF?!? “BUT WE DO HAVE VEGETARIAN OPTIONS” WTF DO I LOOK LIKE FUCKING VEGISTABLES ARENT GOING TO SUSTAIN MY FIGURE
— Poofesure (@Poofesure) October 13, 2019
So Garrett, Ernie, and I pull up to Taco Bell and the guy tells us that they are all out of beef and we are like umm ok and then he proceeds to say “but besides that we are tacotastic!”, wow what a man
— gracie 🎃 (@graciekoerber) October 12, 2019
just went to taco bell in niles and they said they were all out of beef chicken and tortillas… pic.twitter.com/IfHX4LLtOW
— taryn ღ (@taryn_kolesar10) October 12, 2019
Taco Bell ran out of beef and I think tina is about to kill someone
— heda vyn (@MeldrumEvyn) October 13, 2019
drove to canton road to get taco bell and they were out of beef. OK that’s fine i’ll just drive to tallmadge circle taco bell. GUESS WHO IS ALSO OUT OF BEEf
— sloan kettering 🌻 (@karisonford) October 12, 2019
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