Hundreds report illnesses after eating at Ohio Chipotle

Daniel Fowler
August 2, 2018

"Based on the food protection procedures followed by the facility, the inspection team found no reason for the facility to not reopen", said the Delaware General Health District in a July 31 statement.

Reports of food poisoning led a Chipotle restaurant near Columbus, Ohio, to close entirely on Monday.

As for the stock, the drop in it isn't that shocking, because Chipotle has had a big price rally in the past few months, much of which was likely fueled by short covering.

State investigators seem to be treating the outbreak as "a single restaurant issue", Chapman said. As of Tuesday afternoon, it said it had received 368 inquiries related to a "possible foodborne illness outbreak" stemming from the Chipotle location in Powell. "We're probably looking at food handling behaviors in that one restaurant", he said, listing unwashed hands, employees coming to work ill, or food stored or cooked at the wrong temperature as likely culprits.

The logo of Chipotle Mexican Grill is seen at the Chipotle Next Kitchen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 28, 2018.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc has shut a restaurant in OH following reports of customers falling sick after eating there, Business Insider reported on Monday.

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Public information officer Traci Whittaker said the department was investigating food samples from the outlet, but is still not aware of the pathogen that caused the illnesses.

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The website saw a surge in reports after Business Insider's article late Monday revealing that Chipotle had shut down the restaurant over reports that customers had fallen ill.

That news also surfaced through iwaspoisoned.com when 89 reports and 133 customers reported falling sick.

Chipotle has closed the restaurant amid an investigation. Chipotle Mexican Grill's new CEO, Brian Niccol, made the announcement in a conference call with investors, according to a previous Epoch Times report.

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