Taco Bell Sued over Beef Taco

Someone has got a beef with Taco Bell. A woman recently filed a lawsuit claiming that the fast food chain's beef taco contain so little meat that it can't be legally called "beef."

Attorney Dee Miles said attorneys had Taco Bell's "meat mixture" tested and found it contained less that 35 percent beef.

The lawsuit on behalf of Taco Bell customer and California resident Amanda Obney does not seek monetary damages, but asks the court to order Taco Bell to be honest in its advertising.

"We are asking that they stop saying that they are selling beef," Miles said. [...]

The lawsuit says that Taco Bell's "seasoned beef" contains other ingredients, including water, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent and modified corn starch.

Link - via The Daily Dish | Taco Bell defends its beef and plans a counterbeef suit.*/


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PaulVI, I live in Texas, home of excellent Mexican (Tex-Mex) food. I've had some atrocious "Mexican" food in other states; Arkansas comes to mind. I once had a really good Mexican meal in, of all places, Virginia.
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I was a vegetarian for 10 years. During this time, a coworker once told me that I could eat at Taco Bell. How did he figure, I asked him? Because, he said, their tacos were made with soy. But they still contained beef, right? He confirmed that this was true. Then how did he think a vegetarian could eat them? He failed immediately to expound on this.
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In some states (I've lived in IN, IL, and MI), there aren't many excellent real Mexican restaurants. Yes, I've tasted California's Mexican food, so I have that reference point. Michigan is especially bad.
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