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When a lawsuit filed last week claimed that Taco Bell meat was pretty light on the actual meat (and heavy on the fillers), those were fighting words to the company that stakes its reputation on meaty burritos, tacos, and chalupas. According to an ABC News report, Taco Bell is now running defense.
Taco Bell President Greg Creed called the lawsuit "bogus and filled with completely inaccurate facts," says ABC. "There is no basis in fact or reality for this suit, and we will vigorously defend the quality of our products from frivolous and misleading claims such as this."
How much beef is "in fact" in Taco Bell's "seaoned beef recipe?" According to Creed, it contains 88 percent USDA-inspected beef, along with ingredients that provide "taste and moisture." And don't forget those "extenders" that pump up the meat's volume. To be continued, folks. And may the best meat evidence win.
Check out all the ingredients, listed at Taco Bell's website.