IRVINE – Food allergies and sensitivities are on the rise nationwide, which is no surprise that more and more Americans are being tested for a Taco Bell Food Sensitivity (TBFS). Reported symptoms include: diarrhea, upset stomach, flatulence and in rare cases food coma. FDA claims if you have at least two of the aforementioned symptoms you should be tested for possible TBFS. Health officials say there’s no need to test for individual menu items since they’re all made with the exact same ingredients.
Heath Officials recommend to those who tested positive the following tips:
1) Try to stick to one menu item. For example, don’t mix a cheese Gordita Taco with a Fiery Doritos Locos Taco with a Bean Burrito.
2) Order half the amount you think you can eat, and take at least 1 minute to finish each taco.
3) Make sure to drink plenty of fluids, and do not consume with alcohol.