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Taco Hell Continued

Just as I thought the Taco Bell Hell was coming to a hault, new reports are claiming that the E. coli contamination was not found in the green onions, as originally suspected, but possibly in the lettuce. While findings are not final, they are also looking at the cheese and ground beef.

While the lettuce is served in approximately 70 percent of all Taco Bell menu items, thought is that they should probably just focus on everything at this point.

White onions were also suspect at one point and health officials found the produce was contaminated with E. coli, but the strain was not the same as the one identified in the wider outbreak. Gross.

Interestingly enough, officials are still saying that the Taco Bell outbreak does not have anything to do with the Taco John E. coli outbreak.

As of Wednesday evening, the Center for Disease Control had reported 71 confirmed cases of E. coli infection in five states. New Jersey had 33 confirmed cases; New York had 22; Pennsylvania had 13, Delaware had two, and South Carolina had one.

Moral of the story? Stay away from taco joints right now.

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ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Sarah that's disgusting!!! Whatever I'll still eat there. I love their fire sauce.
Starbrite Starbrite 10 years
I actually got E.Coli from Taco Bell. I called to report it and they were like we will give you a formal apology letter. That place is nasty.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Gross about the beans. More on the cause: Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, "Based on a number of factors, iceberg lettuce is considered overall to be the single most likely source of the outbreak at this time."
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
their beans arent even real beans its a powder, and they add hot water and they 'grow' into those beans( a friend worked there when i was in high school) that should be your first sign not to eat there!
DStirk DStirk 10 years
um yeah. I think i am going to be staying a way for a while, i mean i get that its not taco bell, its their suppliers, but come on get it together!
nomerz nomerz 10 years
THIS is why I've never like Taco Bell... I have heard so many horror stories about it, not to mention it doesn't even taste good.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Actually the outbreak in South Carolina was from a girl who had travelled to Pennsylvania and eaten at Taco Hell, then went back to SC. The outbreak did not occur at a SC Toxic Bell.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
There goes the neighborhood. Friggin' nasty.
Beaner Beaner 10 years
Love the picture!
Moni-B Moni-B 10 years
There was a lettuce/tomato e-coli outbreak back in September but it didn't make the news until late October when the "outbreak" was done. It affected where I'm in yet there was no warnings posted. ~M~
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