Chipotle Mexican Grill, which has been linked to numerous food poising outbreaks in recent months, disclosed in a corporate filing this week that it is the subject of a criminal investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Central District of California.
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January 6, 2016 – Chipotle said it was served with a Federal Grand Jury Subpoena from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in December, according to BuzzFeed.
“The subpoena requires us to produce a broad range of documents related to a Chipotle restaurant in Simi Valley, California, that experienced an isolated norovirus incident during August 2015,” the document reads.
According to the Denver Post, at least 234 people were sickened with norovirus after eating at a Chipotle in the Simi Valley Town Center.
Chipotle stock is down about 33% since this time last year, and its sales continue to decline more than expected. According to the company’s own statistics, restaurant sales fell by 14.6% in the 4th quarter, worse than the 8% to 11% decline it forecasted last month before the Boston norovirus outbreak.
Chipotle said it spent between $14 million and $16 million last quarter alone to replace food and conduct lab analyses, as well as to pay for estimated legal claims and related expenses. The company is also involved in a number of class action lawsuits related to the outbreaks.
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