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Taco Bell seasoned beef recalled due to possible contamination

UPDATE 10/15/19 AT 1:50 P.M.

(WSIL) — Taco Bell says it has removed and discarded of approximately 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef from its restaurants.

According to the fast food chain:

As of  9 a.m. PDT on Monday, October 14, 100 percent of the affected restaurants in 21 states across the eastern Midwest (including Illinois and Kentucky), northern Southeast and Northeast regions impacted have confirmed product has been removed and discarded.

The states include: CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VA, VT, WV and Washington, D.C.

MORE: Taco Bells in Illinois and Kentucky impacted by recall of 2.3 million lbs of beef

ORIGINAL STORY 10/14/19 AT 9:08 P.M.

(WSIL) — You may want to celebrate Taco Tuesday with homemade tacos instead of those you can get in a drive-thru due to a recall for taco meat sold to one popular restaurant.

Kenosha Beef International is recalling an undetermined amount of seasoned beef products that may be contaminated with metal shavings.

Specifically, the company is recalling cases containing eight 5-lb. plastic bags of "TACO BELL SEASONED BEEF Taco and Burrito Filling”.

The seasoned beef items were produced on various dates from Sept. 20, 2019 to Oct. 4, 2019 and shipped to Taco Bell locations nationwide.

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is concerned that some product may be in restaurant refrigerators.

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