>Vaguest. Headline. EVER.


Taco Bell ordered scallions removed from its 5,800 U.S. restaurants Wednesday after tests suggested they may be responsible for the E. coli outbreak that has sickened nearly four dozen people in three states.

The fast-food chain said preliminary testing by an independent lab found three samples of green onions appeared to have a dangerous strain of the bacterium.

“In an abundance of caution, we’ve decided to pull all green onions from our restaurants until we know conclusively whether they are the cause of the E. coli outbreak,” said Greg Creed, president of Irvine, Calif.-based Taco Bell.

The company would not immediately identify the supplier of the scallions, so it was unclear whether contaminated green onions reached other restaurants or supermarkets.

What the hell is that supposed to mean to the casual person who just sees that headline with no backstory? I mean, does it really tell us anything? Hell, last night I removed cheese. From the refrigerator.

What the headline should say is:

“Taco Bell removes shit-causing elements from their food.”

Talk about burying the lede. Damn.

7 thoughts on “>Vaguest. Headline. EVER.

  1. >yeah, watch as everybody at work on friday, will blame taco bell for having the shits and leave early or not come to work at all……good thinking.


  2. >While it is plausible for it to be the scallions, I bet it was somehow related to cows; cheese or meat. The industry has a lot of loot at stake so they blamed it on the scallions. Check out this little tidbit from wikipedia.Certain strains of E. coli such as Escherichia coli O157:H7 are toxigenic (some produce a toxin very similar to that seen in dysentery) and can cause food poisoning usually associated with eating cheese and contaminated meat (contaminated during or shortly after slaughter or during storage or display).


  3. >What is going on with our foods…first it was the spinach now scallions…Look these are a few of the things that I like…stop hurting a sista like this…don't they understand how much I love food. Dang!!!


  4. >I know I won't be eating at Taco Bell…I got food poisioning from them about 10 years ago…it took me over 5 years to try their food again. After a 2nd chance, this happens…I'll be making homemade tacos.


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