Taco Bell has recently announced that they will be taking out the trans fat, but maybe they should have focused on taking out the E. coli before thinking about the trans fat.
There have been 27 confirmed cases of E. coli in New Jersey, and many more listed as possible infections among people who ate at Taco Bell during the last two weeks of November. In New York (Long Island), there have been at least 25 reported cases of infection. Four new cases have been reported in Pennsylvania. More to come, I'm sure -- It looks like Taco Bell is giving Spinach a run for its money.
In a prepared statement, Taco Bell said:
As a precautionary measure, Taco Bell has thrown out all existing food and is bringing in new food. In addition, the company has completely cleaned and re-sanitized the restaurants, utensils and all cooking equipment.
Fit's Tip: Since the E. coli bacterium can be found in ground beef, it is recommended that you (this includes you, Taco Bell) cook ground beef and hamburger thoroughly. If you're cooking a hamburger patty, the innermost part should read at least 160 degrees. If you don't have a meat thermometer, you can decrease your risk of illness by not eating ground beef patties that are still pink in the middle.