MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – What’s in a name? That’s the question at the heart of a class action lawsuit Montgomery, Alabama law firm Beasley Allen filed targeting fast food giant Taco Bell. The lawsuit claims the company uses “false advertising” on its menu and in its advertisements.
“The complaint alleges that what Taco Bell calls “beef” doesn’t meet the minimum requirements set by the USDA to be called “beef” or “seasoned ground beef” or anything of the kind.
“Rather than beef, these food items are actually made with a substance known as “taco meat filling,” according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit states that Taco Bell should refer to its product as “taco meat filling” because it contains mostly “extenders” and other non-meat substances.
What are these substances? The document lists water, “Isolated Oat Product,” wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent, autolyzed yeast extract, modified corn starch and sodium phosphate as well as beef and seasonings.
I’ve always been a Taco Bueno person myself.