For those playing the home version of Horse Meat Bingo, go ahead and daub the Taco Bell square.
It subsequently recalled the affected stock from stores and put a stop to all purchases from the European plant that supplied the tainted meat.
The statement goes on to apologize to customers, and assure potential patrons that the company "take[s] this matter very seriously as food quality is our highest priority."
UPDATE: Taco Bell in the US has released the following statement: "Our domestic restaurants have not been, and will not be, impacted because we do not use any meat from Europe. We stand for quality and we use 100% premium beef. Like all beef in the United States, ours is USDA inspected and then passes our own 20 quality checkpoints."
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