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Letter From The Editor: Exchange with CDC shows Chipotle still in denial


You cannot make this stuff up. Chipotle Mexican Grill just keeps on giving. The Denver burrito chain was much in the news in the last half of 2015 with its back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back outbreaks involving one pathogen or another, sickening its customers and closing stores by the cluster. Not much was left of Chipotle’s “food with integrity”… Continue Reading

Stockholder seeks damages; claims Chipotle execs knew food safety was inadequate

A woman who bought 105 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill in December — after the restaurant chain was linked to six outbreaks in as many months — says the chain and its executive trio owes her and other stockholders damages. Susie Ong filed a securities action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of… Continue Reading

Federal grand jury subpoenas Chipotle records

Officials with Chipotle Mexican Grill say they will “fully cooperate” after receiving a subpoena from a federal grand jury seeking documents related to a norovirus outbreak at a restaurant in Simi Valley, Calif. The subpoena, issued in December 2015, came out of a grand jury from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California,… Continue Reading

Chipotle Outbreak Illness Count Hits 514 as CMG Stock Dives Below $500

Less than 24 hours after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta announced  the existence of  five cases of E. coli O26  associated with Chipotle Mexican Grill with different  DNA fingerprints than others in their ongoing multiple state outbreak investigation,  “CMG” stock crashed through the $500 per share floor. The way… Continue Reading

As Boston College Students Recover, Chipotle Enters the ‘Fiasco Vortex’

Except for one unpleasant aspect — the lingering diarrhea — norovirus is known for coming on fast and then quickly burning out. For at least 136 victims, almost all Boston College students, their 24 to 48 hours of burning intestines and churning stomachs after eating at the now-closed Chipotle Mexican Grill near the BC campus should… Continue Reading

Seattle Chipotle Closed For ‘Repeated Food Safety Violations’

The Chipotle Mexican Grill on South Lake Union was shut down Thursday by officials with Public Health — Seattle and King County for repeated food safety violations. The “fast casual” restaurant at 212 Westlake Ave. in Seattle was closed for receiving red violations during three consecutive inspections, according to the official Public Health — Seattle &… Continue Reading