Jan 24 - Taco Bell being sued for false advertisement

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 7 years ago '05        #1
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MysticKJ 28 heat pts28
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Jan 24 - Taco Bell being sued for false advertisement
 

 
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 Alabama law firm to Taco Bell: That's not beef - Business - Consumer news - Food Inc. - msnbc.com

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama law firm claims in a lawsuit that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to using "seasoned ground beef" or "seasoned beef" in its products.

The meat mixture sold by Taco Bell restaurants contains binders and extenders and does not meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be labeled as "beef," according to the legal complaint.

The class-action lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in the Central District of California by the Montgomery law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles.

Attorney Dee Miles said attorneys had Taco Bell's "meat mixture" tested and found it contained less that 35 percent beef.

Miles said the lawsuit does not seek monetary damages, but asks the court to order Taco Bell to be honest in its advertising.

"We are asking that they stop saying that they are selling beef," Miles said.

"Taco Bell prides itself on serving high quality Mexican inspired food with great value. We're happy that the millions of customers we serve every week agree," Poetsch said. He said the company would "vigorously defend the suit."
i tried to cut and paste the article, but it doesn't have a format...

apparently, Taco Bell is being sued for calling their beef, beef...the meat mixture is less than 35% beef which they say is less than what is allowed for beef to be called beef for that industry...

133 comments for "Jan 24 - Taco Bell being sued for false advertisement"

 7 years ago '05        #2
NomiS 2 heat pts
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thats why I never f**ked with taco hell .... the "meat" they give us is piled up on a dirty a.ss floor then bagged
 7 years ago '10        #3
tallulahmademe 14 heat pts14
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DAMN IM EATIN A HARD SHELL TACO NOW. WHO CARES DIS b**ch ROLLIN
 7 years ago '07        #4
Cartel-Clipz 29 heat pts29
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oh my damn!
 7 years ago '05        #5
nahsuhmeanz 
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well duh. it gives u the bubbleguts an hour later.
 7 years ago '06        #6
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its only 35%??? what the hell
 01-24-2011, 10:58 PM         #7
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y is there a truck threw the window?? lol
 7 years ago '05        #8
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 tallulahmademe said:
DAMN IM EATIN A HARD SHELL TACO NOW. WHO CARES DIS b**ch ROLLIN
so will the ambulance that comes to get u if u keep eatin that s**t
 01-24-2011, 11:05 PM         #9
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 K PeeZy said:
y is there a truck threw the window?? lol
when i saw the thread title and that pic i was like please dont say someone's claiming false advertising for that "drive-thru" sign in the window....like they could drive their damn car through the building.

then read the article and... :jay: at that "beef"
 7 years ago '05        #10
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 K PeeZy said:
y is there a truck threw the window?? lol
when i googled taco bell, i thought that was the best pic
 7 years ago '05        #11
MysticKJ 28 heat pts28 OP
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i took this comment from that link:

"They should go after McD's and others. The burger wrappers have more taste than the burgers. It's like you are paying for cardboard! That's why they have so much crap like sauces on it to make people think they are eating and to give it some form of taste. My dog won't eat the burger."

people eat the McDonald's wrappers? i know the 'cheese' gets stuck sometimes...
 7 years ago '07        #12
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama law firm claims in a lawsuit that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to using "seasoned ground beef" or "seasoned beef" in its products.

The meat mixture sold by Taco Bell restaurants contains binders and extenders and does not meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be labeled as "beef," according to the legal complaint.

The class-action lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in the Central District of California by the Montgomery law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles.

Attorney Dee Miles said attorneys had Taco Bell's "meat mixture" tested and found it contained less that 35 percent beef.

Miles said the lawsuit does not seek monetary damages, but asks the court to order Taco Bell to be honest in its advertising.

"We are asking that they stop saying that they are selling beef," Miles said.
Story: Nutrition info coming to fronts of food packages

Irvine, Calif.-based Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch (PAYCH) said the company denies that its advertising is misleading.

"Taco Bell prides itself on serving high quality Mexican inspired food with great value. We're happy that the millions of customers we serve every week agree," Poetsch said. He said the company would "vigorously defend the suit."

The lawsuit says that Taco Bell's "seasoned beef" contains other ingredients, including water, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent and modified corn starch.
Me an my dad own a Sandwich shop in Seattle an it cracks me up when people say to me "why is your burgers so much more expensive than McD's?"

Think Im gonna print this article out an leave it out as reading material........s**t is cheaper when most of the Burger is Oatmeal an fillers
 7 years ago '06        #13
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 illmatix said:
when i saw the thread title and that pic i was like please dont say someone's claiming false advertising for that "drive-thru" sign in the window....like they could drive their damn car through the building.

then read the article and... :jay: at that "beef"
^THIS
 7 years ago '10        #14
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Tacobell go hard f**k u homos3xual salad a.ss n*ggas
 7 years ago '05        #15
BO$$ Playa 13 heat pts13
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never f**ked with taco bell's meat. if i go there i tell em to make me some bean tacos. yessir :dancingcool:
 7 years ago '07        #16
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welp, now taco bell's ruined for me. thanks i guess?
 7 years ago '05        #17
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so wtf is that other s**t
 7 years ago '08        #18
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Taco Bell = the dirtiest fast food restaurant there is. You know they be using dog meat and s**t
 01-24-2011, 11:43 PM         #19
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so happy to read this. reason #1 why i don't f**k with fast food anymore.
 01-24-2011, 11:46 PM         #20
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I never was a big taco bell fan personally...but when I did go there I tried to eat the steak and chicken selections...and then last year I read a featured yahoo article about various food products that contained various ingredients that the average consumer doesnt think about while eating the food...after reading that the steak, chicken, AND "beef" products all were made with SILICA - which is ultimately a chemical compound for dirt/sand -- I stopped effin with it altogether...I slipped up and got an XXL chicken chalupa one time last year...but I am not a regular customer anymore---


(Same with doritos--the article said there are about 40 or 50 chemical ingredients that are used to make doritios that are not inherent (or natural) to making a cheese flavored corn chip-- dont eff with those anymore either....) Overall, we need to be concious of what we are consuming...because our food system is doing more harm than good...
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