Two Chipotle Outbreaks Are Over

On February 1, 2016, the CDC announced that two of the outbreaks associated with Chipotle restaurants are over. The first outbreak of E. coli sickened a total of 55 people. Eleven states were affected by the outbreak, including California with 3 cases, Delaware with 1 case, Illinois with 1 case, Kentucky with 1 case, Maryland… Read more »

Lipman Tomatoes Linked to Chipotle Salmonella Outbreak

Tomatoes produced by Lipman Family Farms have been linked to the Chipotle Salmonella outbreak that broke out in Minnesota last year. Investigators from local, state, and federal levels were able to trace the tomatoes all the way to the farm where they were grown. Sixty-four people have been sickened in Minnesota since the outbreak began… Read more »

Chipotle to Hold Company-wide Food Safety Meeting

On February 8, 2016, Chipotle will be closing every single one of their stores in order to have a company-wide meeting. Employees from all over the world will be in attendance via satellites. They will be discussing the recent changes that have been made to Chipotle’s food safety procedure. Steve Ells, the founder of Chipotle,… Read more »

Chipotle Under Criminal Investigation

On January 6th, Chipotle revealed that they had been issued a subpoena by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations. The subpoena requires a myriad of documents concerning the outbreak of Norovirus that Chipotle caused in Simi Valley, California. The outbreak… Read more »

Boston College Chipotle Reopens After Norovirus Outbreak

On December 23, 2015, the Chipotle location associated with the Norovirus outbreak at Boston College reopened. Health officials cleared the restaurant after it was heavily cleaned and two rounds of samples tested negative for pathogens. Over 140 people were sickened by the restaurant, many of them students of Boston College. The source of the outbreak… Read more »

Chipotle Outbreak Updated and Expanded

On December 21, 2015, the CDC once again updated the outbreak associated with Chipotle restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. One additional case of illness was reported in Pennsylvania, bringing the total to 53 cases. There have been 9 states affected with this outbreak, including California with 3 cases, Illinois with 1 case, Maryland with 1 case,… Read more »

Boston College Norovirus Outbreak Likely Source Identified

As a part of the ongoing investigation into the norovirus outbreak at Boston College, samples were taken from a Chipotle location on campus. Samples taken from an ill Chipotle employee tested positive for norovirus, which indicates that they may have been the source for the outbreak. The outbreak has sickened 141 at Boston College. Many… Read more »

Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Reaches 50 Sick

The CDC updated the E. coli outbreak associated with Chipotle again on December 4. There are now a total of 52 people sick after eating at Chipotle’s in 9 states. States affected by the outbreak include California with 3 cases, Illinois with 1 case, Maryland with 1 case, Minnesota with 2 cases, New York with… Read more »

Norovirus Outbreak at Boston College

The Massachusetts Department of Health has announced that there has been as foodborne illness outbreak at Boston College. At least 120 students have been sickened by norovirus. Early reports indicated that the pathogen responsible for the outbreak was E. coli O26, but subsequent testing revealed that it was actually norovirus. This outbreak has been linked… Read more »

Chipotle Outbreak Hits 50

On November 12, 2015, the CDC released an update regarding the outbreak of E. coli associated with Chipotle restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. Fifty people have now reported cases of illness. These cases remain split up between Washington, with 31 cases, and Oregon, with 11 cases. One person in Minnesota has also tested positive for… Read more »