Is Taco Bell responsible for 68 people in 10 states contracting salmonella last fall?
Food Safety News seems to think so because a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report described the culprit as "Mexican-style fast food chain restaurant." They aren't releasing any names though and refer to the eatery responsible for the outbreak as "Restaurant A."
After some careful investigation into the matter, sources narrowed down the possible perpetrators by location as Taco Bell, Chipotle, Qdoba, Del Taco, Taco John's and Taco Del Mar. However, they've gotten word from representatives for Qdoba and Chipotle claiming they were not involved.
Taco Bell — a fast food franchise that always seems to be serving questionable food that has been previously linked to Salmonella — did NOT make a comment, which can be an admission of guilt in itself.
There are a few others on that list that could easily be responsible, but think about it. When someone farts in public, the stinker responsible for releasing the methane always, without fail, remains silent. We recommend those other 4 restaurants speak up ASAP or the finger pointing will continue.
So why the big fuss over 68 cases of salmonella from October and November?
Well, wouldn't U want to know what restaurant made 68 people sick to their stomach after eating there? We certainly would and hope we get a sure answer soon!
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