Although the festive season is about to be upon us, fast-food chain Chipotle seems to have gotten a very bad gift for Kris Kringle. The Mexican food chain has been flooded by food safety scandals for the past few years. Now another investigation has begun at one of it’s stores in Los Angeles.
Public health officials in the United States are being investigated for a possible illness outbreak. People have reported getting food poisoning after eating at the West Pico Boulevard Chipotle store. Customers suffered from symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and nausea. There totals five reports on iwaspoisoned.com indicate at least seven customers fell sick after eating there around December 13.
Chipotle spokespeople have made it clear that any report of illness very seriously. Yet they see that there is no clinical validation associated with those reports. Also, they have not been contacted by customers directly to substantiate these claims.
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Similar reports were made at a Chipotle store in Sterling, Virginia on the same website. The store was closed temporarily after health officials later determined that norovirus, a highly contagious virus, was the source of the outbreak.
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