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Taco Hell

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.

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DStirk DStirk 9 years
we called it toxic hell too! so funny! I used to love the mexican pizza so much... i'm sure its an urban legend but someone told me once that the meat was worse than cat food grade or something and the idea of it has just freaked me out so much that i can't eat there anymore.
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 9 years
I will still be eating there. ___________________ Rumors I don't believe!
rubialala rubialala 9 years
Haha, we used to call it "Toxic Hell" in high school. When I was pregnant I ate their nachos and then I threw up (from being pregnant, not from the nachos), and I haven't been able to eat there ever since cuz every time anyone suggests it I totally gag. Don't people know how to wash their hands?!? First spinach and now this. Gross. :BARF:
peepshow peepshow 9 years
Bring it on. My immune system grows stronger.
SunshineDaydream SunshineDaydream 9 years
Is it possible to wash off e coli when you wash your fruits and veggies? Or does it stay on no matter what?
Beaner Beaner 9 years
Yet another reason to never set foot in chain restaurants EVER.
HariboLicorice HariboLicorice 9 years
I'm so glad I stopped eating all fast food three years ago. Gross.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
These things happen..maybe, an animal cr*pped all over the onions in the field. t0xxic, yeah, I would think they would be washed. :(
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Why arent these green onions being washed off. Isnt there a certain rinse made for getting stuff off of produce? ---- I want my way now dangit!
redmed redmed 9 years
I heard it was the green onions too (remember the Chi Chi's salsa incident years ago with green onions?) This is a problem that is going to just keep on happening....I had a microbiology professor that was really focused on this problem: Workers in these farms are brought in early in the morning and picked up in the afternoon. These are THOUSANDS of acre farms that don't provide proper restrooms for its workers-- and these workers aren't getting paid to walk all the way back to a restroom. So, you can imagine one way that E.coli comes in contact with produce. Sounds disgusting, but it is happening- a price we pay for mega-farming and inexpensive produce.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
I'll keep eating Taco Bell but, not any time real soon (to be on the safe side). I love Taco Bell. :DROOL:
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 9 years
i love me some taco bell and ill continue to eat there i will just probably never look at the green onions the same again! :sick:
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 9 years
Honestly I've been avoiding Taco Bell for a while. I mean those 69 cent tacos can't be grade A beef!
purplesugar purplesugar 9 years
My husband and I eat Taco Bell A LOT...we just did last night in fact... I don't think this will make us stop, but it is rather disgusting, especially the way ccsugar puts it...
Arthur Arthur 9 years
mmmm taco bell...
xsuperficialx xsuperficialx 9 years
ewww! cc, it could be anyone not washing their hands not just migrant workers. that's why i grow my own. at least i know who touches it.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Gross!!!!!!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
That could be it too cc. Scary. Thank God I don't eat Taco Bell. :barf:
Autumn87 Autumn87 9 years
Thanks, Fit, this is freaking me out since I love Taco Bell! I'm glad you posted this info. :)
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I heard it was the green onions, too. Migrant workers not washing their hands after doing #2, then going back out to pick our onions...
Fitness Fitness 9 years
It is also now being reported that health officials now feel that the green onions are the culprit, not the meat. As soon as they figure it out, I'll let you guys know :)
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