Taco Bell Recalls Seasoned Beef After Customer Finds Metal Shaving in Food
Taco Bell has voluntarily recalled 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef after three customers found metal shavings in their food order. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are no confirmed adverse reactions to this Taco Bell beef but Taco Bell had pulled the beef from all affected restaurants by midday Monday, October 14. The recalled seasoned beef taco and burrito filling was processed by Kenosha Beef International, located in Columbus, Ohio and shipped to Taco Bell restaurants in 21 states through distribution centers in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. The food processor announced the recall on Monday, October 14 after hearing of the complaints on October 12. The beef involved in the recall was made between September 20 and October 4.
Anyone with questions can call Kenosha Beef President and CEO Dennis Vignieri at 262-859-2272, ext. 1205.
Ingesting foreign objects
According to an article published on NCBI, “foreign-body ingestion” is most common in children between 6 months and 6 years of age. In adults, foreign bodies are most often ingested accidentally with food such as fish bones and chicken bones.
Treating foreign body ingestion
When a patient visits the doctor because they have ingested a foreign object, treatment varies depending on the type of material swallowed and the patient’s symptoms and physical findings. In 80 percent of cases, foreign material is passed through the gastrointestinal tract without any need for medical intervention. In 20 percent of cases, an endoscopy is performed; surgery is performed in less than one percent of cases. Emergency esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) may be used when the esophagus is completely blocked, when a battery has been swallowed or if the foreign object has a sharp point or edge. For dangerous foreign objects like magnets that are not blocking the esophagus, an urgent but non-emergency EGD within 12 to 24 hours is recommended.
Foreign object personal injury case
In a court of law, a foreign object in food is considered to be any object that is not reasonably expected upon consumption. This includes pebbles, glass, plastic, rubber, metal, paper and even human or animal body parts. Courts have ruled against claims for items that should reasonably be expected in food such as cherry pits in a bag of pitted cherries or small fish bones in fish.
A successful foreign object in food personal injury case requires an unexpected item and an injury caused by the item. Injuries can vary widely including a cracked tooth and subsequent infection; lacerations to the mouth, tongue or throat; damage to internal organs; or a severe allergic reaction. The plaintiff and his or her personal injury attorney must show that injuries were caused by the unexpected item, that the injuries caused damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills and that the defendant is legally liable for the accident because of negligence.
A personal injury attorney is best equipped to determine who the defendant is along the supply chain, gather evidence and build a case. They will also be able to assess the value of your claim and fight for the settlement you deserve.
Seek the help of a personal injury lawyer
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