Taco Bell is the latest food chain involved in Europe’s tainted ground beef when tests found horse meat DNA in their brand foods, reported HuffPost on March 1. Taco Bells in the United Kingdom (UK) was cited by Britain’s food inspectors when they tested positive for horse meat in the ground beef.
Yum Brands, Inc. – its parent company – has three restaurants located in the UK market.
The Mexican food chain immediately tested the questionable meat on their own which concurred with the country’s food regulators' findings.
The tainted meat was subsequently removed from the market but it is not known if consumers had eaten any of the affected food products.
This isn’t the only company that was mixed in the tainted horse meat scandal.
Ikea’s Swedish-style meatballs were recalled in most of Europe when the Czech State Veterinary Administration alerted the international furniture chain that a positive result was found to contain the equine DNA.
Days later, Ikea made the decision to also recall their sausages because they came from the same meat supplier.
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