Taco Bell has voluntarily recalled 2.3 million pounds of seasoned ground beef due to metal shavings being found by a customer. Out of an abundance of caution, all affected stores and the distribution plant have removed 100 percent of the product. 

Taco Bell has voluntarily recalled 2.3 million pounds of seasoned ground beef due to a customer reporting that they found metal shavings in their menu item on Friday.

The affected ground beef was produced in one plant location and sent to distribution centers in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Virginia. The product was then distributed to stores in 21 states around the Midwest, Northern Southeast, and Northeast regions. All affected Taco Bell locations have removed 100 percent of the affected product as of Monday.

Taco Bell has notified the USDA, who stated that the beef was produced between September 20 and October 4. 

Taco Bell's report states: 

“Nothing is more important than our customers’ safety, and nothing means more to us than their trust,” said Julie Masino, President of North America, Taco Bell Corp. “As soon as we received the first consumer complaint, we immediately acted to remove the product from the affected restaurants and proactively worked with the supplier to inform the USDA of our steps to protect our guests.” 


Courtesy of Taco Bell

Taco Bell has not confirmed when the ground beef would return to stores and are suggesting chicken or bean options. If you have any leftover food with the seasoned ground beef in your fridge or freezer, please dispose of the product immediately. 

As of now, no adverse reactions or injuries have been reported. If you have questions or concerns, you may contact Taco Bell by calling 1-800-TACOBELL (1-800-822-6235) Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Have you eaten any seasoned ground beef from Taco Bell? Which location in your area has been affected? Tell us in the comments!