25 January 2011

More exciting news for Vegans

The irony is that not even if Taco Bell used Taco Meat Filling in their packaging and ads they would be right: The USDA says that any food labeled as "meat taco filling" should at least have 40% fresh meat.

According to the Alabama law firm, their stuff only has 36% meat. Perhaps they should call it Almost Taco Meat Filling.


MONSTER said...

At least they are filling it with oats and not soy. Maybe they should nane it a porridge taco.

CanadianSense said...


in my high school days of fine dining I could order ten Tacos @ $0.39 without a second thought.

Another memory tarnished.

Neo Conservative said...

we don' need no steenkin' food labels.


Frances said...

Neo - shorn of the fancy ingredient names, this looks rather like a basic meatloaf recipe. Certainly they have some binders, etc., not found in my kitchen, but the meat/oat combo starts off my recipe.

Neo Conservative said...

frances... be that as it may... (and is it just me... or do you actually recognise all the stuff they're jammin' in there?)... here's the point, i think...

"The problem here is that the consumers may believe that this 'meat filling' is beef, while it's not. If it looks like beef, it's labeled as beef, and it's advertised as beef, then it must be beef. But that substance is not beef. It's just 'meat filling'."

that being said... will i simply stop eating there forever & ever?

of course not.


CJ said...

Hey, vegans making sure I get my meat -- this is a win-win.