The suit against Taco Bell is all about a meat mixture that contains binders and extenders, and does not meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be labeled as “beef.” According to the suit filed by the Alabama law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles said the meat mixture contained just 35 percent beef, with the remaining 65 percent containing water, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent and modified corn starch.
This lawsuit was made not seeking monetary damages, but instead wants a court to order Taco Bell to be honest in its advertising. However, Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch said the company denies that its advertising is misleading and said the company would “vigorously defend the suit.
Moreover, Tanya Zuckerbrot, Fox News contributor said Taco Bell fillers could be a danger for some consumer. “Ground beef can have seasonings, but no water, phosphates, extenders, or binders added.” The meat from Taco Bell does not meet the minimum requirements set by the USDA, she said.
Zuckerbrot added according to the USDA “Rather than Taco Bell calling the meat ‘seasoned ground beef’ they should refer to it as ‘mixed meat’ and list the additional ingredients so consumers can know what they are putting into their mouths,” she said.