Taco Bell recalls over two million pounds of contaminated seasoned beef

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Recently, Taco Bell recalled its seasoned beef from restaurants and distribution centers in more than 20 states, including New York, after a handful of customers found metal shavings in their food.

Affected areas include the Midwest, northern Southeast and Northeast regions of the United States.

According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), "the problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) on Oct. 12, 2019, that it received three customer complaints."

The company stated that they began removing the food as soon as they were made aware of the potential issue.

Over two million pounds of seasoned beef were recalled yesterday morning.

There have been no reports confirmed of harmful reactions due to consumption of these products, according to the USDA.

However, the FSIS and USDA are concerned that customers might have taken contaminated food home and put it in their refrigerator. Customers in the areas above with seasoned beef from Taco Bell should throw the food away immediately.

As of now, according to the Taco Bell corporate office, restaurants in these areas are not serving any seasoned beef products until further notice.