IRVINE, CALIF. — Taco Bell, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., announced it has recalled 2.3 million lbs of seasoned beef from its restaurants and distribution centers after a customer found a metal shaving in their food.
The quick-service restaurant chain said it removed and discarded the beef products in 21 states around the eastern Midwest, northern Southeast and Northeast regions.
The company said the product was produced at one plant location on only one of the two lines used to make seasoned beef. The beef product was sent to Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia.
“Nothing is more important than our customers’ safety, and nothing means more to us than their trust,” said Julie Masino, president of North America, Taco Bell Corp. “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 U.S.D.A. of our steps to protect our guests.”
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Kenosha, Wis.-based Kenosha Beef International recalled an undetermined amount of seasoned beef product that may be contaminated with metal shavings.
The beef items were produced from Sept. 20, 2019, to Oct. 4, 2019.
The products subject to recall includecCases 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.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, Taco Bell said.