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Britain's food regulator said horsemeat had been found in beef products at Taco Bell fast food outlets, the first time it has been discovered on sale in British restaurants since the scandal broke in January.

The Food Standards Agency said on Friday it had conducted 1,797 tests over the last seven days, more than 99 percent of which had come back negative for horsemeat levels at or above 1 percent.

However, four tests were positive, it said. These included Birds Eye ready meals and Brakes skewers, named and withdrawn from sale.

It added that no tests on samples containing horse DNA have found the veterinary medicine phenylbutazone (bute).

Tex-Mex fast-food chain Taco Bell, owned by U.S. firm Yum Brands Inc., has three outlets in the UK.

"Some batches of ground beef supplied to us from one supplier in Europe tested positive for horsemeat," said Taco Bell UK in a statement. "We immediately withdrew ground beef from sale in our restaurants, discontinued purchase of that meat, and contacted the Food Standards Agency with this information."

The news is awkward timing for Yum, which Monday said that it was moving to tighten food safety and reverse a sharp drop in business at its KFC restaurants in China after a scare over contaminated chicken.

Earlier on Friday, industry body the British Retail Consortium said the latest round of testing by grocers including all the major supermarkets had produced no new positive results.

Source: [url="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-horse-meat-found-in-beef-at-taco-bell-in-britain-20130301,0,2947180.story"]http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-horse-meat-found-in-beef-at-taco-bell-in-britain-20130301,0,2947180.story[/url]

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Odds on they're off the menu after going good with punters eager for fast food.

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This is why I rarely eat fast food. Yuck!

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The labelling scandal keeps getting worse. In South Africa they have found [url="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/9895184/Donkey-meat-in-South-African-burgers.html"]donkey, water buffalo and goat[/url] in burgers and in the US they've found that 59% of tuna [url="http://qz.com/55699/59-percent-of-americas-tuna-isnt-actually-tuna/"]isn't actually tuna[/url]. It's surprising how poorly regulated and monitored the food chain really is. :no:

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...Wait, there are Taco Bells in the UK? Where? I never saw one; it's always the first thing I have to go eat when I get back in the States :laugh:
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giddy up
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I'll saddle up and ride on over ...
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[quote name='Tyler R.' timestamp='1362161553' post='595552076']
This is why I rarely eat fast food. Yuck!
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why is it yuck, exactly? it's not appealing, but how is a cow so appealing? theyre ugly filthy animals...
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[quote name='Charisma' timestamp='1362161798' post='595552082']
...Wait, there are Taco Bells in the UK? Where? I never saw one; it's always the first thing I have to go eat when I get back in the States :laugh:
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It's news to me too. Apparently there's three locations in the UK: http://www.tacobelluk.co.uk/contact.html
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Wait, there is meat in food sold at Taco Bell????
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who cares, horse, cow, pig? i don't....

yummmmmm
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[quote name='Vykranth' timestamp='1362167414' post='595552254']
Wait, there is meat in food sold at Taco Bell????
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Lucky Brits!
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[quote name='AJerman' timestamp='1362167506' post='595552258']
Lucky Brits!
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Yep, we've got standards. ;)
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[quote name='Vykranth' timestamp='1362167414' post='595552254']
Wait, there is meat in food sold at Taco Bell????
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You mean Taco Bell sells food????
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Delicious!

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[quote name='Buttus' timestamp='1362167456' post='595552256']
who cares, horse, cow, pig? i don't....

yummmmmm
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Indeed! We eat boar, pig, cows, lamb, all sorts of fowl. I've eaten Kangaroo in Australia. Snake in China. If anything, it's probably healthier leaner meat, such as Buffalo. Yum indeed!

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[quote name='Jdawg683' timestamp='1362166846' post='595552248']
why is it yuck, exactly? it's not appealing, but how is a cow so appealing? theyre ugly filthy animals...
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It's the filler and all the artificial stuff that they put into the food that I dislike.
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[quote name='MightyJordan' timestamp='1362167135' post='595552252']
It's news to me too. Apparently there's three locations in the UK: [url="http://www.tacobelluk.co.uk/contact.html"]http://www.tacobellu...uk/contact.html[/url]
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Haha, thanks for that! One in Manchester, never knew it. Shall have to find it next time and see how it compares.
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Was going to post a joke, but decided against it thinking it would be Lame.

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[quote name='Jdawg683' timestamp='1362166846' post='595552248']
why is it yuck, exactly? it's not appealing, but how is a cow so appealing? theyre ugly filthy animals...
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Hey, that cow milk has clogged my arteries over the years in the most delicious way. :p

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[quote name='Charisma' timestamp='1362171572' post='595552364']
Haha, thanks for that! One in Manchester, never knew it. Shall have to find it next time and see how it compares.
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Same here! I tried Taco Bell when I went over and loved it. Manchester is a bit closer than America to get a Burrito :)
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Mmm horse is delicious! I hope McDonalds introduces the McHorse in time for the Kentucky Derby.

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[quote name='Charisma' timestamp='1362171572' post='595552364']
Haha, thanks for that! One in Manchester, never knew it.
Shall have to find it next time and see how it compares.
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It's in the Food Court at the Manchester Arndale shopping centre ... right next to KFC.
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meat is meat.... i have some meat left over from the scandal ... im going to eat it with pride...

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Tex-Mex fast-food chain Taco Bell, owned by U.S. firm Yum Brands Inc., has three outlets in the UK.[/quote]

You guys don't know what you are missing. We have them on ever corner. Some good food.

As for the horse meat....isn't it just a trace?

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