Supplier sues Taco Bell for citing green onions as E. coli source

IRVINE Calif. A green-onion supplier has filed a lawsuit against Taco Bell for citing the vegetable as the suspected source of an E. coli contamination within the chain even after testing by the Food and Drug Administration had indicated the onions were not the cause.

The suit asserts that Taco Bell libeled the plaintiff, Oxnard, Calif.-based Boskovich Farms, and destroyed much of its business. Although Taco Bell did not name Boskovich as its sole green onion

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