After narrowly surviving a cluster of food poisoning outbreaks over the last two years, Chipotle is again being investigated after the Los Angeles Health Department received reports from customers who developed symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea after eating at a restaurant on Pico Blvd.
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What’s the Problem?
December 20, 2017 – Chipotle’s shares tumbled more than 4% Wednesday in response to the news that California public health officials are investigating a possible food poisoning outbreak at one of its restaurants in Los Angeles, according to the New York Post.
The Chipotle reporting the illnesses is located at 4550 W. Pico Blvd. in LA; a number of workers there also reported getting sick. 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.
Chris Arnold, a spokesperson for Chipotle Mexican Grill, said that the L.A. Health Department’s Acute Communicable Disease Control unit is aware of reports of illness and is investigating.
“We take any report of illness very seriously,” Arnold said. “We are aware of three reports (two of which appear to be the same) on a user-generated reporting site, but there is no clinical validation associated with those reports, and we have not been contacted by customers directly to substantiate these claims.”
Times are tough for Chipotle. The Mexican chain’s once squeaky clean reputation has been severely damaged by a string of multistate E. coli outbreaks, 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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