Chipotle To Close All Locations To Address Countrywide Food-Borne Illness

Popular Mexican fast food restaurant, Chipotle, has announced it will close all stores for one day on February 8, to address the recent string of food-borne illness affecting 500 people, in 13 states. Founder Steve Ells put out a response to the outbreaks of E. coli and salmonella saying, “The fact that anyone has become ill eating at Chipotle is completely unacceptable to me and I am deeply sorry…Throughout our supply chain, we are implementing high-resolution sampling and testing of many of our ingredients to prevent contaminants, including E. coli, from getting into our restaurants…We have also designed many improvements within our restaurants to ensure our food is as safe as possible. This includes the introduction of additional microbiological kill steps to eliminate microbial risk. Additionally, we are rolling out new sanitation procedures in our restaurants and implementing additional food safety training for all of our restaurant employees.” The popular chain has locations throughout the Hudson Valley in Orange, Rockland, Westchester, and Bergen Counties.

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