Horse Meat Found in Taco Bell Products in Europe

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It ain't Monday yet, so fans of "Taco Bell Crime of the Week!" will have to wait for their fill of wacky crimes with Enchiritos then. But a far more serious allegation has been made across the pond in Europe, where investigators say they have found horse meat in the products of Taco Bells in Britain.
The BCC broke the story this morning, and Taco Bell officials quickly moved in to assuage eaters' fears. "Once we learned of this issue, we immediately voluntarily tested our product for our three Taco Bell restaurants in the UK," a spokesperson told the Beeb. "Based on that testing, we learned ingredients supplied to us from one supplier in Europe tested positive for horsemeat." No word, though on whether it was in a burrito, taco, or some other bizarre concoction.

You gotta feel bad for the Bell, as their "beef" can't get an even break. A couple of years back, they were accused of selling meat that really wasn't meat. And even if it's real, then there's just the taste of it all...hell, maybe Taco Bell's beef is tastier with horsies in it? We'll never find out.

And for those of you curious as to the taste of horsemeat, check out this profile of horse butchers in Der Spiegel.

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Don Prentice
Don Prentice

This is old news. The problem is with a meat packing and processing plant that wasn't disclosing contents correctly and not with the end users such as Taco Bell and Carl's Jr. They ordered their normal beef products and got something that appeared to be what they ordered.

DiAnna Cas
DiAnna Cas

I was going to say maybe Europe is cool with horse, ikea had it in their meat balls?

Tom Slick Pearson
Tom Slick Pearson

horse meat is nothing more than "slightly more intelligent, and well trained beef..." lmao

Michael Moon
Michael Moon

Horsemeat is lean and not full of the stuff pumped into cows. Its pretty good. I've had some in France. However, I'd like to know what's in my food and where it came from before eating - something the food industry seems to disagree with.

Michael Moon
Michael Moon

Horsemeat is lean and not full of the stuff pumped into cows. Its pretty good. I've had some in France. However, I'd like to know what's in my food and where it came from before eating - something the food industry seems to disagree with.

Dave Nguyen
Dave Nguyen

They do eat horse meat regularly in Europe. Mainly in France and Holland.

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