Reports, lawsuit implicate Taco Bell in salmonella outbreak

Chain would not comment on allegations, but asserted food is safe

Taco Bell said this week that its food is safe to eat, but it declined to comment on reports that it was implicated in two multistate salmonella outbreaks that have sickened at least 155 people, including a Kentucky woman who is suing the fast-food chain’s parent Yum! Brands Inc.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 42 people had been hospitalized as of Aug. 1 in connection with the outbreaks in 21 states caused by the rare Baildon and Hartford strains of salm

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