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#1 COKid

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 17:55

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 These included Birds Eye ready meals and Brakes skewers, named and withdrawn from sale.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: http://www.chicagotr...0,2947180.story


#2 arachnoid

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 18:03

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

#3 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 18:12

This is why I rarely eat fast food. Yuck!

#4 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 18:15

The labelling scandal keeps getting worse. In South Africa they have found donkey, water buffalo and goat in burgers and in the US they've found that 59% of tuna isn't actually tuna. It's surprising how poorly regulated and monitored the food chain really is. :no:

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 18:16

...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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Posted 01 March 2013 - 18:18

giddy up

#7 Hum

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 18:37

I'll saddle up and ride on over ...

#8 Jason S.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:40

This is why I rarely eat fast food. Yuck!

why is it yuck, exactly? it's not appealing, but how is a cow so appealing? theyre ugly filthy animals...

#9 MightyJordan

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:45

...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:

It's news to me too. Apparently there's three locations in the UK: http://www.tacobellu...uk/contact.html

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:50

Wait, there is meat in food sold at Taco Bell????

#11 Buttus

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:50

who cares, horse, cow, pig? i don't....

yummmmmm

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:51

Wait, there is meat in food sold at Taco Bell????


Lucky Brits!

#13 MightyJordan

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:54

Lucky Brits!

Yep, we've got standards. ;)

#14 BajiRav

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:58

Wait, there is meat in food sold at Taco Bell????

You mean Taco Bell sells food????

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 20:05

Delicious!



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