Taco Bell (saw this on a fitness page I follow):
Taco Bell's taco meat is only 36% beef.
The list of ingredients for Taco Bell's "beef" include water, soy lecithin, an anti dusting agent, and 'natural smoke flavor'. An Alabama law firm is seeking a class action lawsuit against the restaurant franchise, claiming that Taco Bell should not be allowed to call their mixture "beef". According to the US Department of Agriculture, ground beef is defined as 'chopped flesh and/or frozen beef with or without seasoning and without the addition of beef fat as such, shall not contain added water, phosphates, binders, or extenders. 'We're pretty sure that Bell's concoction contains more than a few of these if most of it ISN'T meat.
Although this recipe is undeniably gross, the issue here is not that they are selling fake beef—it is that they are selling fake beef and CALLING it beef. The Alabama law firm is not seeking any money; they would just like for Taco Bell to man up and call their meat what it is. The only trouble is that the USDA states that any food labeled as 'meat taco filling' must be at least 40% beef. If this lawsuit is successful, it looks as though TB will either have to add more beef or come up with an even more questionable label for their product.
KFC (also saw this on a fitness page I follow):