When you or a loved one go out to eat or order food to the house, the last thing you should have to worry about is the food being contaminated. Unfortunately, this happens all the time. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our qualified and experienced team is ready to help. If you are injured after using or consuming a defective product, we will help you secure the compensation you deserve. Today, our Philadelphia defective product attorneys want to discuss the recent recall of millions of pounds of Taco Bell beef.
Whether you love Taco Bell’s food or not, you should be concerned about this latest recall. According to the company, they have recalled around 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef from their restaurants and distribution centers around the country, including here in Pennsylvania. The recall comes after the company received several reports from customers who say they found metal shavings in their menu items.
As of this reporting, the USDA has said that there are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the affected products. They say that anyone concerned should contact their doctor or go to the hospital.
In a statement, Taco Bell said that “Nothing is more important than our customers’ safety and nothing means more to use than their trust.” The company says that it worked to immediately remove the product from the affected restaurants.
This is a serious issue that could have devastating consequences for consumers. Metal shavings, regardless of the size, should never be eaten. This problem commonly occurs during the processing process when a blade or other moving part begins to fall apart. In most cases, these metal shavings are detected by a metal detector before the product is shipped out for consumer use.
Defective products affect every industry, not just the food and beverage companies. Faulty products generally happen in one of three ways:
Regardless of how a product becomes defective, consumers should always be able to receive compensation if they are harmed due to the negligence of a company or manufacturer.
If you or someone you love has been injured or become ill due to a defective product, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our team is ready to get to work on your case. We will thoroughly investigate what happened as we work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: