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Letter From The Editor: It’s Always the Cover-Up


“It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.” -Howard Baker, Republican of Tennessee California law is pretty clear. The state has  a mandatory notification requirement for the manager or person-in-charge of a food establishment to immediately file a report with the local environmental health agency if any employee is known… Continue Reading

Letter From The Editor: A Modest Suggestion


Last month when  they were going through their petulant period with too many outbreaks on their hands, the boys at Chipotle Mexican Grill were even complaining about the reporting practices by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. They did not like the trailing nature inherent of reporting on illnesses from… Continue Reading

Chipotle’s First Norovirus Outbreak in California was Larger Than Boston College’s

An official chronology of the Simi Valley, CA, norovirus outbreak involving Chipotle Mexican Grill customers and employees, which has been obtained by Food Safety News, shows that there were far more victims than were reported at the time. The report reveals that the Simi Valley outbreak was larger than any of the other four outbreaks Chipotle… Continue Reading

Update: 99 Sickened After Eating at Southern CA Chipotle Restaurant

As of Tuesday night, 99 people were reported sick after eating at a Chipotle restaurant in Simi Valley, CA last week. Ventura County Public Health tells Food Safety News that 82 customers and 17 employees were sickened on Aug. 18 and 19. A number of people went to the ER, but it’s unknown if anyone was hospitalized. After… Continue Reading