Taco Bell closed a number of stores voluntarily and pulled scallions from all of its 5,800 U.S. restaurants after tests showed three samples were "presumptive positive" for a strain of E. coli. They are making aggressive moves to prevent additional problems with bacteria. The damage may have already been done to their brand, but at least they are trying to get in front of the ball.Read Full Story
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 58 people in six states have been sickened by e.coli, and most of those cases have been traced back to Taco Bell restaurants. Not good news for YUM brands.Read Full Story
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