Taco Bell Meat Recalled Due To Metal Shavings
When you go out to a restaurant or have food delivered to your door, the last thing you should have to worry about is consuming something contaminated with a foreign object. Unfortunately, this does happen. Taco Bell is recalling its beef products after they were found to be contaminated with metal shavings. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, our Charlotte product liability attorneys are ready to help if you or a loved one are injured due to a defective or contaminated product. You should be compensated for what has happened.
What is happening with this recall?
We are learning that on Saturday, Oct. 15, Taco Bell recalled approximately 2.3 million pounds of beef that are suspected of being contaminated with metal shavings. On Saturday, Oct. 12, Taco Bell informed the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Services (FSIS) that the seasoned beef used in their burritos and tacos needed to be recalled. They said that three customers had complained about finding metal shavings in their food.
The USDA says that there have been no injuries or adverse reactions reported, but that anyone concerned should contact a healthcare provider for assistance. The affected product has been shipped to Taco Bell locations nationwide.
Taco Bell President Julie Masino said in a statement, “As soon as we received the first consumer complaint, we immediately acted to remove the product from affected restaurants and proactively worked with the supplier to inform the USDA of our steps and protect our guests.”
How often does this happen?
It is not uncommon for us to see recalls on the nightly news. However, many people do not realize just how many products are recalled each year in the US. If we look at the government website that tracks all recalls in the country, we can see that every industry is affected, not just the food and beverage industry.
Products become defective and require recalling for three main reasons:
- They have a faulty design that makes them dangerous for consumers.
- They are damaged or contaminated during the manufacturing process, altering them from their design.
- They are not labeled correctly and can mislead consumers or not give consumers enough information required for responsible use.
Let us help you get through this
If you or someone you care about has been injured after using or consuming a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The team at Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC has the skills and experience you need to get to the bottom of what happened. We will take on companies and manufacturers in order to secure the compensation you need, including:
- Cost of your current and future medical bills related to the product injury
- Recovery of income lost if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against a company or manufacturer