Taco Bell has recalled 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef, the fast food chain announced Tuesday.
The USDA announced the recall Monday, stating that it had received three customer complaints, but no injuries or illnesses have been reported. Taco Bell announced that it voluntarily recalled the seasoned beef Friday after a customer found a metal shaving in their food.
"As soon as we received the first consumer complaint, we immediately acted to remove the product from the affected restaurants and proactively worked with the supplier to inform the USDA of our steps to protect our guests," said Julie Masino, Taco Bell's North America president, in a statement.
According to Taco Bell, the seasoned beef was produced at a plant that sent the product to distribution centers in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia, but the recall affects 21 states "across the eastern Midwest, northern Southeast and Northeast regions." Neither Taco Bell nor the USDA said which 21 states were affected. The USDA said the recalled seasoned beef was produced between Sept. 20 and Oct. 4.Watch the newest trailer for Disney's 'Lady and the Tramp' remake, featuring the iconic spaghetti scene Louisiana high school turns down free Chick-fil-A lunch 'out of respect' to LGBTQ staff The Goodyear Blimp is on Airbnb — here's how you can stay in it