UPDATE: No Texas restaurants affected by Taco Bell beef recall

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) – No Texas restaurants were affected by Taco Bell’s recent voluntary recall of 2.3 million pounds of ground beef, leaving customers and store operators saying, “Live Mas!”

The recall affected 21 states in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast. As of now, Taco Bell says 100 percent of the restaurants affected in those regions have removed and discarded the product in question.

An East Texas Taco Bell franchisee told KETK News the food service industry “is working hard” to continually keep customers safe, whether a recall exists or not.

The meat was produced at one plant, shipped to five major distribution centers and delivered to 21 states, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection.

The problem was discovered when one customer reported finding a metal shaving in their food, but there have been no reports of anyone becoming sick or injured.

Read Taco Bell’s press release here.

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Taco Bell has issued a voluntary recall of more than 2 million pounds of ground beef over concerns it could be contaminated with metal shavings.

The meat was shipped to five major distribution centers and then shipped nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection.

More than 2.3 million pounds was removed from all affected restaurants across 21 states. The meat was shipped between September 20 and October 4.

Taco Bell says they informed federal authorities after receiving three customer complaints. There have been no reports of anyone becoming sick or injured from the contaminated meat.

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