Taco Bell Linked to Salmonella Scare

The fast-food chain has been linked to last October's salmonella outbreak

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This seems to happen often.

Oh Taco Bell, we know you were trying to class yourself up by serving breakfast burritos, but this latest story isn't going to help your reputation.

Reuters reports that the fast-food chain has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that affected 68 people in 10 states last October.

"They believe that the problem likely occurred at the supplier level before it was delivered to any restaurant or food outlet," a Taco Bell representative said.

Taco Bell, a restaurant owned by Yum! Brands, has been linked to two other cases. The first, in 2006, sickened 71 people and was caused by lettuce contaminated with E. coli. In 2010, the restaurant was linked to two outbreaks of salmonella affecting 155 people in 21 states.

In the meantime, the brand is still battling the consequences from last year's false allegations concerning their beef.

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