Taco Bell May Be Facing a Nationwide Sour Cream Shortage

Taco Bell uses sour cream. The fast-food chain's creamy, sour dairy product can be added to almost any item.

As workers from a major supplier strike, Taco Bell may not have enough sour cream to satisfy hungry customers.

Last week, De Pere, Wis.-based New Dairy Select Milk workers went on strike to demand better healthcare from Borden Dairy.

Teamsters Local 662, the union representing striking workers, said Borden Dairy is trying to force workers to join a company

healthcare plan that would "require them to pay higher premiums and deductibles, as well as come out-of-pocket

The union now fears a Taco Bell sour cream shortage due to the walkout. Teamsters Local 662 says the De Pere facility distributes sour cream to 

every Taco Bell east of the Rocky Mountains. Taco Bell consumers and supporters can sign a union petition to New Dairy Select Milk to urge 

"We're encouraging Taco Bell customers to reach out to the company's leadership and demand that their suppliers treat these hardworking 

men and women with the dignity and respect they deserve," said Teamsters' Western region vice president and food processing division 

How badly the strike affects Taco Bell is unknown. New Dairy Select Milk stated the strike hasn't stopped production.