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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 04:47 PM
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Poll question: What grade beef do you think Taco Bell uses???
What grade beef do you think Taco Bell uses???

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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parasim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 04:50 PM
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1. I voted D...
... because I remember a story not too long ago that said that on the boxes the "beef" comes in it is printed: Grade D, but edible.

Can't remember where I read that.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 04:54 PM
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4. "Grade D, but edible". LOL!!!!
:D
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 06:31 PM
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16. I believe that is correct
They figure that because it is heavily spiced that people won't notice that it is of low quality. To some extent that is true. You would notice the quality a lot more if you ate regular hamburgers made of that stuff.
We make some low quality pepper cheese for the same reason. The hot peppers cover up most of the cheese taste anyway.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 04:51 PM
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2. Beef? n/t
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 04:52 PM
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3. I don't know but...
It seems the only time I go to Taco Bell is when I am involved with a woman.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 04:55 PM
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5. Does it even come from a COW?
How about a horse, of course, of course?

Or a sheep?

Dolphin?

Processed dust mites?

Cat?

Dog?

Aardvark?

Penguin?

Soy meat (yeah, right...)?

Human?
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moof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 06:19 PM
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15. Dolphin yikesorama what about frogs & toads?
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 07:23 PM
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20. My meat is valuable, and I ain't donating to fast food...
:D

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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 04:57 PM
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6. Definitely a 'B'
Edited on Sun May-09-04 05:00 PM by Dover
for Burro...meat. That's how they make their Burritos!
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 05:02 PM
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7. It's actually dehydrated beef...
and they add water to it to bring it back.
Duckie
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 05:19 PM
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8. I'd like to question whether its beef or not.
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 05:21 PM
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9. They use beef?
Ya learn something every day... ;)
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 05:29 PM
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10. I always wondered...
whatever happened to the little dog?
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 05:31 PM
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11. As A Resident Of The City/Corporate HQ Of "Mystery Meat"
Edited on Sun May-09-04 05:32 PM by Don_G
Robb is a dingbat.

And that's the answer you'll get from Yum Brands.

Hell, they don't even eat there...more so after Mickey Dee's CEO's went belly-up from heart attacks and cancer surgery.
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bucknaked Donating Member (818 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 05:32 PM
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12. They must use whatever doesn't make the cut at the hot dog/bologna...
...processing plants.

I'll give them this though, they're meat paste isn't as bad as Taco John's. I once left a few of their tacos in the fridge, and the next day, I was actually looking for a dead mouse. Those badboys smelled that foul.
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huellewig Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 05:53 PM
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13. Have you seen the bags of this crap??
I have a vegetarian friend who eats the meat at taco bell. I'm not sure if he has insider info but I think it is not meat. Could some soy meat substitute be cheaper if bought in large quantities?

This might be one for http://www.snopes.com/
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 06:17 PM
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14. They use cat meat plain and simple
As of right now I dont think the fda rates that stuff
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MrChupon Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 06:41 PM
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17. Ha ha
I know we all hate fast food corporations here, but these posts are just ignorance on how beef is even graded by the USDA. I'd expect more from someone who goes to an Ag school like NDSU.

http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/badmeat.asp

"If a meat producer wishes, he can have his products graded by a USDA grader, who will assign it to one of eight categories: Prime, Choice, Select, Standard, Commercial, Utility, Cutter, and Canner. According to the USDA"


"This grading process is optional, however, and even meat assigned to the lowest grades is perfectly edible. Obviously some cuts and grades of meat are more flavorful or nutritious and therefore more appealing (and more expensive) to consumers but every meat product which passes USDA inspection has been certified as fit for human consumption. Any meat that does not pass the basic USDA inspection process is rejected; it is not designated as a "low grade but edible" or "pet food only" product. "



-go Sioux! :-P
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 07:13 PM
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19. Well, I'm sorry, but I study architecture here.
I really don't know a damn thing about agriculture. :P
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 06:51 PM
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18. Well, when was the last time you saw the dog on TV?
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 08:39 PM
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21. It's Cutter and Canner
If you grind it up fine enough and put enough seasonings in it, no one will know, or care actually, that it's industrial-grade beef.
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