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Remember the horse meat fiasco that hit Burger King way back in January? Well, it's struck again. This time it has found its way into Britain's Taco Bell.
On March 1, United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency released a new round of testing results for meat that contains more than one percent in horse parts. Taco Bell U.K. was identified. Within the same day of that news, holding company Yum Brands for the Taco Bell brand issued this 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 company said in a statement. "We would like to apologize to all of our customers, and we can reassure you that we are working hard to ensure that every precaution is being undertaken to guarantee that we are only supplied with products that meet the high standards we demand." – [reported by Keith Nunes of FoodBusinessNews]
Mr. David Novak, CEO of Yum Brands, has had a couple of months to get his horse house in order to remove ground equine from the meat supply.
There may be more news to come. After all, the FSA only tests for Britain. Who knows what is popping up in quick service restaurants in the rest of Europe.