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Chipotle has been served subpoenas related to food-safety incidents in Virginia, California, Massachusetts, and Ohio. The brand said it would “retrain” all employees on food safety measures. Image: Santeri Viinamäki, CC BY-SA 4.0

Chipotle slapped with federal subpoenas over poison food in these four states

| Chain insists it has “fully cooperated” with federal investigators 

| Danny Klein, Apr 2019

| Chipotle has disclosed that it received a subpoena from U.S. federal prosecutors related to a 2018 food-safety incident at a Powell, Ohio, location.

Chipotle briefly closed the restaurant after reports of illnesses surfaced on the website iwaspoisoned.com.

In August, Chipotle confirmed that a type of bacteria that forms when food is left out at unsafe temperatures caused the outbreak.

Nearly 700 people reported gastrointestinal problems, including diarrhea and fever, after eating at the store from July 26–July 30.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s findings credited clostridium perfringens, one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the U.S., for the incidents. ‘My co-workers said they were gonna get chipotle’

Chipotle revealed Thursday’s news in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, saying the new subpoena requested information related to specific restaurants in Simi Valley, California; Boston; Sterling, Virginia; and Los Angeles that were covered under previous subpoenas, plus the additional Ohio restaurant in Powell.

The subpoena came from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in connection with a criminal investigation conducted by the U.S. attorney’s office in conjunction with the FDA. Read more.


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