March 1, 2013
Taco Bell has discovered horse meat in its beef products, the company said in a statement. Three outlets in Britain all say its affected stock has been removed. The products came from a supplier in Europe.
Taco Bell: “Once we learned of this issue, we immediately voluntarily tested our product for our three Taco Bell restaurants in the UK. Based on that testing, we learned ingredients supplied to us from one supplier in Europe tested positive for horsemeat. We immediately withdrew it from sale, and discontinued purchase of that meat and contacted the Food Standards Agency with this information. We apologise to our customers and take this matter very seriously as food quality is our highest priority.”
Other affected products include Birds Eye,s traditional Spaghetti Bolognese and Beef Lasagne, Brakes’ Spicy Beef Skewer.