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Taco Bell beef recalled amid reports of metal shavings

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Kenosha Beef International, a Columbus, Ohio establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of seasoned beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal shavings, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this week.

The seasoned beef items were produced on various dates from September 20, 2019 to October 4, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:

Cases containing eight 5-lb. plastic bags of “TACO BELL SEASONED BEEF Taco and Burrito Filling” with use by dates of “L2 11/4/19” to “L2 11/18/19”.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 10130” on the case.

These items were shipped to five distribution centers, and from there shipped to restaurant locations nationwide.

Taco Bell has recalled approximately 2.3 million pounds of beef, according to CNBC.

The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS on October 12, 2019, that it received three customer complaints.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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FSIS is concerned that some product may be in restaurant refrigerators. Restaurants who have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

 

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