Chipotle has paid lawsuit settlements to over 100 people who were sickened in multiple outbreaks of food poisoning in 2015. There were hundreds of illnesses from Salmonella, Norovirus, and E. coli.
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UPDATE: Chipotle Confirms Source of Food Poisoning Outbreak in Ohio
September 2018 — The source of a massive food poisoning outbreak at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Ohio was caused by bacteria that grows when food is left out at unsafe temperatures. At least 647 people suffered gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, diarrhea and fever, after eating at the Chipotle in Powell, Ohio, between July 26 and July 30.
350+ Sick After Eating at Chipotle in Ohio; 1st Lawsuit Filed
August 2018 — Over 350 people say they fell ill after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant at 9733 Sawmill Parkway in Powell, Ohio. The restaurant was shut down temporarily during the investigation.
The first lawsuit was filed by Philip Szyller, a man who fell ill after eating chicken tacos at Chipotle on July 29. He has since experienced fever, diarrhea, nausea, headaches, fatigue, and hot and cold flashes.
“The stomach pain feels awful, and the diarrhea and hot and cold flashes come and go in waves. This has caused me to miss work and it’s not getting any better.”
Another Illness Outbreak Under Investigation
December 2017 — The Los Angeles Health Department is investigating several reports of people who fell ill with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea after eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Click here to read more.
Chipotle Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 135 People
July 2017 — A sick employee at a Chipotle in Sterling, Virginia has been blamed on an outbreak of Norovirus food poisoning that infected at least 135 people between July 13 and July 16, 2017. No illnesses have been reported since the restaurant re-opened on July 19. Click here to read more.
CDC Investigates Another E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Chipotle
December 21, 2015 — The CDC is investigating another outbreak of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants. Five illnesses were reported in Kansas (1), North Dakota (1), and Oklahoma (3). The illnesses began from November 18-26. All five victims reported eating at Chipotle in the week before getting sick. Click here to read more.
Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak
An outbreak of E. Coli at Chipotle has sickened at least 52 people in nine states.
On December 4, 2015, the CDC released the following case counts: California (3), Illinois (1), Maryland (1), Minnesota (2), New York (1), Ohio (3), Oregon (13), Pennsylvania (1), and Washington state (27).
No ingredient or meal at Chipotle has been blamed for the outbreak, but 43 (96%) of 45 sick people who were interviewed reported eating at Chipotle in the week before getting sick. At least three people have filed lawsuits in Washington and Oregon.
The outbreak strain has been identified as E. Coli O26, a Shiga-toxin producing bacteria. Investigators using whole genome sequencing have identified 10 cases in Washington and Minnesota that were highly-related genetically to one another.
Salmonella Outbreak at Chipotle Restaurants in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed that tomatoes are the source of a Salmonella Newport outbreak that has sickened 64 people who ate at Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota between August 19 and September 3, 2015.. Nine people were hospitalized; all are recovering. At least four victims filed lawsuits seeking compensation for their illness.
Most people infected with Salmonella get better without treatment within 4-7 days. In rare cases, the infection spreads to the bloodstream and causes life-threatening complications — especially for young children, older adults, and people with vulnerable immune systems.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Possible nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite
Norovirus Outbreak at Chipotle Restaurants in California
In August 2015, about 80 customers and 18 employees were infected with Norovirus at a Chipotle restaurant located in Simi Valley, California. According to a report (PDF) by the Ventura County Environmental Health Division:
“Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed (acute gastroenteritis). This leads to stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.”
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