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Old 01-26-2011, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Reminds me of the Wendy's commercials Where's the Beef?


Its menus say “beef,” but its packaging cites “meat filling:" Taco Bell has been hit with a class-action suit over “false advertising,” WTOL-11 reports. Chock full of “extenders” and other non-meat items, the chain’s filling has no right to call itself beef, claims the Alabama firm’s suit.

Taco Bell Faces Lawsuit Over Beef vs. 'Meat Filling'
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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36% real meat??? I thought that's just a meat flavor!
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:46 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Which makes us wonder ... what's the other 64%?
Exactly!
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:02 AM
 
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Why is this surprising?

People want cheap crap to stuff in their faces, so that's what is provided by fast food.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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It never used to be like that. When TB first opened and up untill the mid 80's Taco Bells menu was very labor intensive. The Beef came in big blocks and was real, they added seasonings after they "raked" the block and cooked it through. The refried beans were real refried beans. All lettuce, cheeses, tomatos ect... were cut and shredded in store.. The chicken and steak were grilled on a grill.
In order to keep those Taco's 59 cents they had to cut out that labor. So they came up with the idea of boil in bag meat products, and just about everything else.. Now the refried beans look like cornflakes and they just add water. All produce except cilantro comes in pre-cut, diced, shredded.

Just an FYI Taco Bell has one of the most Detailed, and stringent food safety policys in the
business, they took federal laws and tweaked them. They have their own team of safety inspectors
do 8 time a year spot checks that goes well above and beyond anything state or local inspectors look for under the mandated laws.

Like DR Earth says, people demand cheap, they get cheap.

Has anyone seen what an Arby's " Roast Beef" looks like before it's cooked..? It aint a pretty sight..

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Old 01-26-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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WHAT on earth is " anti-dusting agent"...
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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WHAT on earth is " anti-dusting agent"...
Sand, I think.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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I don't care I'm still going to eat the bacon chalupas lol...

In any case Taco Bell is one of those things I eat like once every year or so. And no I don't contribute to the overweight or obesity percentages of America. While I feel the FDA needs to regulate what these companies put in their products, at the same time I don't want to be taxed because I all of a sudden want soda or fast food. Everyone knows fast food, soda, etc is bad for you but its my right to eat it if I feel like it.

However the FDA should be regulating and making sure companies are putting food out there that is almost 100% pure chemicals and passing it off illegally as real food because thats deception. If Taco Bell is inherently below the legal limit for calling it beef then yes they have every right to be sued.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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If the people scream and cry that they want cheap food, then it is no surprise they receive just that: cheap food.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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Better than Jack-in-the-Box tacos...they don't contain ANY meat. It's soy!
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