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Taco Bell seasoned beef is being recalled for possible contamination

Published: Monday, October 14, 2019 @ 8:30 PM

(courtesy/USDA)
(courtesy/USDA)

Kenosha Beef International, which also operates under the name Birchwood Meats & Provisions in Columbus, is recalling an undetermined amount of Taco Bell seasoned beef products sent to restaurants nationwide that may be contaminated with metal shavings, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday.

The seasoned beef items were produced on various dates from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4. The following products are subject to recall:

  • Cases containing eight 5-pound 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 to restaurant locations nationwide. 

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The problem was discovered when the company notified FSIS on Oct. 12, 2019, that it received three customer complaints.

There have been no confirmed reports that anyone has fallen ill after consuming these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in restaurant refrigerators. Restaurants operators who have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

WHIO.com will update this report as information is made available.