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Taco Bell reveals what's in the beef

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SPARTANBURG, S.C - We've all heard rumors about what's in Taco Bell beef.

More questions were raised when after a lawsuit was filed in 2011 after lab tests alleged only 35 percent was beef.

There have also been rumors about Grade D or E meat which Taco Bell is addressing on their website as well as all the other ingredients in their beef.
Taco Bell's site says, "Although that's funny, the answer is NO. In fact, there's no such grade given by the USDA for beef. We use the same quality beef used in all ground beef (like you'd find in the grocery store) - only USDA-inspected, 100% premium real beef, period. We're one of the largest beef buyers in the U.S. Every year, we buy about 300 million pounds of seasoned beef. Since we buy in bulk, we're able to secure some of the best prices, which we pass along to you."

Taco Bell released the ingredients for all of the their products on their website.

Here is the ingredients for the beef listed on their website. Make sure to check out the slideshow above to get Taco Bell's explanation (unless noted otherwise) of what the ingredient is.
  • Beef
  • Water
  • Cellulose
  • Chili Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt
  • Oats (Contains Wheat)
  • Maltodextrin (Corn, Potato, Tapioca)
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Tomato Powder
  • Sugar, Soybean Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Yeast Extract (Contains Gluten)
  • Spices
  • Garlic Powder
  • Citric Acid
  • Caramel Color
  • Disodium Inosinate
  • Disodium Guanylate
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Cocoa Powder Processed with Alkali
  • Natural And Artificial Flavors
  • Trehalose
  • Modified Corn Starch
  • Inactivated Yeast
  • Lactic Acid
  • Torula Yeast
  • Natural Smoke Flavor
  • Sodium Phosphate
  • Less Than 2% Beef Broth
  • Potassium Phosphate
  • Potassium Lactate
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