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Virginia Chipotle reopens after food poisoning outbreak

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. reopened one of its Sterling, Virginia restaurants this week after having closed the burrito fast food chain for two days after receiving several reports of customers who became ill after dining at the restaurant, Reuters reported. The incident brings back sore memories for Chipotle. In 2015, the company faced multiple foodborne illness outbreaks at several restaurants across the country that sickened more than 500 people with E.coli, salmonella and norovirus. Symptoms of those illnesses include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that can be bloody. The outbreaks led to Chipotle falling under a federal investigation and getting hit with around ... Read More

Chipotle payment system hacked

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s payment system was hacked and people who used their credit or debit card to purchase food at any of the nationwide restaurants between March 24 and April 18, 2017, are at risk of having their information stolen. The data breach was announced during a quarterly earnings call with investors, and cast a dark shadow over the Chipotle’s earnings report. The company says that the security breach has been handled, but customers who have recently dined at the restaurant should check their bank statements for any suspicious activity. “It’s crazy how such a large business can be hacked ... Read More

Chipotle food poisoning victim requests free burritos as part of settlement

A 19-year-old woman who was one of more than 500 people sickened during one of several foodborne illness outbreaks at Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in multiple states across the country says despite being hospitalized with E.coli after eating one of the restaurant’s burritos and racking up about $40,000 in medical bills, her love for Chipotle’s food never waned. While her attorney was working with the restaurant to get his client financial compensation, the woman made a startling request. Would Chipotle throw in some free burritos as part of the settlement? Her attorney had handled countless food poisoning cases in the ... Read More

Chipotle closes restaurant after employee diagnosed with norovirus

A single Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Massachusetts closed its doors recently when one employee was diagnosed with the gastrointestinal ailment norovirus, and two others were suspected of having the illness, adding yet another chapter to the Chipotle foodborne illness saga. Chipotle management temporarily closed the store, and no customers reported becoming sick after eating at the restaurant. But the situation brought back painful memories that both the restaurant chain and its customers had hoped were in the past. Chipotle restaurants have been linked to outbreaks of salmonella, E.coli, and norovirus, which have sickened about 500 customers across the country. ... Read More

Chipotle takes great strides to clean up its act

Earlier this week, Chipotle Mexican Grill closed more than 2,000 of its restaurants for four hours to hold a virtual town hall meeting with its employees in an effort to literally and figuratively clean up its act after a wave of foodborne illness outbreaks linked to various Chipotle restaurants across the country. The company allowed two reporters – one from a wire service and the other from Fast Company – to sit in on the meeting. Restaurant officials also live-tweeted and shared photos of executives and employees during the meeting in an effort to be more transparent. Chipotle founder Steve ... Read More

Chipotle slapped with lawsuits over food poisonings

Chipotle Mexican Grill has been hit by two lawsuits filed by people who were sickened during multiple food poisoning outbreaks at the restaurants across the country in recent months. Kelly Aherns filed a lawsuit in Minnesota when she became infected with salmonella after eating at a Chipotle in August. She claims her symptoms were so severe that she became dehydrated and needed emergency medical attention. That outbreak, linked to salmonella-tainted tomatoes, sickened 64 people in Minnesota. Haley Hadlock filed a lawsuit in Oklahoma after she developed a rare strain of E.coli that produces Shiga toxins three days after eating at ... Read More

Officials want more data in Chipotle food poisoning investigation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may have declared the E.coli outbreak linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants over, but the restaurant chain continues to face more backlash from the food safety issue. Not only have sales plummeted following a series of foodborne illness outbreaks across the country, which included infections of E.coli, salmonella and norovirus, the company was also slapped with a federal criminal investigation. At first, the focus of the probe was on a single Chipotle restaurant in California where about 200 customers were sickened with norovirus. But the company announced it had been hit with ... Read More

Chipotle restaurant E.coli scare over, says CDC

E.coli outbreaks linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants that have sickened customers in several states appears to over, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC said it was closing its investigation, though it never determined which food or ingredient was making people sick. Identifying the culprit in a restaurant that serves foods with several ingredients that are mixed or cooked with other ingredients and then used in multiple menu items can be a challenge even when conducting the most stringent epidemiologic studies, the CDC said. E. coli is a bacteria that can cause severe stomach cramps ... Read More

Chipotle faces criminal charges over norovirus outbreak

Chipotle Mexican Grill reported a nauseating 30 percent sales drop for the month of December, thanks to a deluge of foodborne illness outbreaks at several of its restaurants that resulted in temporary closings at some locations and a federal criminal investigation. In a regulatory filing, the burrito bar chain of restaurants said it was asked to produce numerous documents related to a norovirus outbreak this summer at one of its restaurants in Simi Valley, Calif. The company said the investigation did not involve the E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 47 people and resulted in the closing of 43 ... Read More

30 Boston College students sickened after eating at Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill just can’t get a break. The popular burrito chain is now the subject of yet another food poisoning incident, this time affecting 30 Boston College students. The news comes just weeks after the chain closed 43 restaurants in Seattle and Portland after at least 47 people fell ill from E. coli over a two-week period, and mere months after the restaurant was linked to dozens of salmonella infections in Minnesota, and another 100 norovirus infections in California. Chipotle temporarily closed its Cleveland Circle restaurant in Boston, the location where the sickened Boston College students had reportedly eaten, ... Read More