The Los Angeles Health Department has confirmed that is “aware of reports of illness [at a Chipotle restaurant on Pico Blvd.] and is investigating,” in the latest of a string of outbreaks plaguing the Mexican chain.
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What’s the Problem?
December 20, 2017 – The Chipotle associated with the new outbreak is located at 4550 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, according to CNBC. The company has confirmed that it is aware of the reports, but claims none of the customers have contacted it directly.
To date, there have been at least 14 cases of food poisoning linked to that Chipotle reported to iwaspoisoned.com, a consumer led website for diners to report suspected food poisoning or bad food experiences. Common symptoms reported included nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Chipotle says it has reported the illnesses to health officials, according to the Washington Post. The employees who got sick have been told to stay home, the company said.
“As a precautionary measure, we have implemented heightened sanitization measures at this restaurant,” said Chipotle spokesperson Chris Arnold, “which we do as a matter of policy if ever we receive reports of illness (even if they are not substantiated).”
Once considered to be a benchmark of efficiency and cleanliness, Chipotle has come under hard times following a string of E. coli outbreaks in 2015, as well as a norovirus outbreak in Boston that left 140 people sick. Since then, the company’s founder Steve Ells stepped down from his position as CEO. He is now the executive chairman, as the brand searches for a new chief executive officer.
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