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Taco Bell seasoned beef recalled, may contain metal shavings

A toasted cheddar chalupa is seen in a promo photo by Taco Bell. The company announced a recall of 2.5 million pounds of beef used in its taco meat. (Taco Bell via Twitter)

CASPER, Wyo. — Some cases containing five pound plastic bags of Taco Bell Seasoned Beef Taco and Burrito Filling are being recalled due to possible metal shaving contamination.

Kenosha Beef International is behind the recall, according to the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Those bags with use by dates of Nov. 4 to Nov. 18 are being recalled. The products were created between Sept. 20 and Oct. 4.

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“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 Monday, Oct. 14 announcement states.

“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.” 

Three customer complaints led to Kenosha notifiying the FSIS.               

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

“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.”

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to AskUSDA@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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