Anyone for some Taco Bell

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Taco Bell ordered scallions removed from its 5,800 U.S. restaurants Wednesday after tests suggested they may be responsible for the E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least three dozen people in three states.

    The fast-food chain said preliminary testing by an independent lab found three samples of green onions appeared to have a dangerous strain of the bacterium.

    "In an abundance of caution, we've decided to pull all green onions from our restaurants until we know conclusively whether they are the cause of the E. coli outbreak," said Greg Creed, president of Irvine, Calif.-based Taco Bell.

    The company would not immediately identify the supplier of the scallions, so it was unclear whether contaminated green onions reached other restaurants or supermarkets.
     
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Taco Bell is no better than McDonald's in my opinion - it's all fast food crap. Garbage for your body. This news does not surprise me in the least. :cool:
     
  3. clayj macrumors 604

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    What, no one's ever gotten sick in a fancy restaurant before?

    The fact is that you could get E. coli in any restaurant. This particular case is just more high-profile because it involves a large number of chain restaurants that all get their produce from a common source.
     
  4. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    So what's more dangerous bagged spinach or Taco Bell.:p
     
  5. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Taco Smell?
    Taco Hell? :eek:
    They poisoned my veggies! Byebye, you lost the vegan market.
    Squirted burrito. Oh.... s****...
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    It may not be fair to blame Taco Bell for this event until we know the exact cause. It was probably the fault of Taco Bell's green onion supplier.

    This isn't the first time I've heard of vegetables infected with e. coli.
    Spinach anyone?
     
  7. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Not in my kitchen, no you won't.
    an addiction to TB (Taco Bell)... but it's not even considered food.
     
  8. it5five macrumors 65816

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    I don't think Taco Bell had a very large vegan market to begin with. They don't have a large selection of vegetables anyway. I think it's pretty much onions and lettuce.
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sure many people who bought bagged spinach thought the same thing. Unless you grow all of your own vegetables and raise all of your own livestock you can't guarantee that.
     
  10. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Holy crap, it took me so long to write out a response to this that I am not only not the first poster anymore, but I'm the seventh. I think. I'm guessing here. Ugh... I need to sober up. And to think, I'm about to go to Taco Bell for some bean burrito (minus the cheese!).
     
  11. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    I went organic foods market and the local retailer didn't poison me! :rolleyes:
     
  12. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    That doesn't mean anything.
     
  13. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I realize food poisoning can happen anywhere. As I said, I just find it unsurprising that it would happen at a fast food place, that's all. Almost ironic in a way that a harmful bacteria would be found at a place which serves food which isn't good for your body in the first place. :cool:

    But yes, I understand where you're coming from and agree. :)
     
  14. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Oui, oui. It means that I survived life and didn't go into a casket due to spanich. Honestly, we eat so much processed foods in today's world, I'm headed to an Indian restaurant tomorrow. That's way superior to the cleanest TB in the world.

    Researching the fast food industry is much easier. The new Linklater movie is pretty visceral for sure!
     
  15. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    How many of you have gone into a fast food restaurant and have seen one of the employees pushing a filthy mop bucket with a filthy mop around? It makes me wonder why with all the millions of dollars they wake in every day, why they couldn't at least buy a new mop and mop bucket once in awhile. :cool:
     
  16. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    But that would cut into their bottom line, and we can't have that now can we? :rolleyes:
     
  17. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    [​IMG]

    It's a stickup. Gimme yer meat!
     
  18. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Not surprising, I've been to Mexico several times, and I've eaten at the little taco stands out on the street and I've been fine. But, I've never been sicker than after a burrito from Taco Bell.
     
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    It's funny, I've only gotten sick from sit-down-and-eat resturaunts. Taco Bell is one of my favorite fast-food places (Next to Whataburger, of course) But they're the same as any other fast food resturaunt. They use highly processed foods, fry em, and sell 'em for cheap. They buy food in bulk, so eventlually, somethings gonna happen.

    clayj and EricNau hit the nail on the head. You can get sick from any resturaunt. And just because they aren't fast food, doesn't mean you'll always get the best quality.
     
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    At the very least, Taco Bell tastes better than McDonalds IMHO.
     
  23. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Nothing beats my mom's cooking. The best in the world.
     
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    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.
     
  25. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Well then kudos to Taco Bell for knowing more than McDonald's when it comes to how to make crap taste better. :p :cool:
     

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