December 11, 2016

Lawsuit Alleges Chipotle Tried To Cover Up Outbreak

A lawsuit against Chipotle this week alleges employees tried to cover up a Norovirus outbreak that occurred at a Simi Valley, California location in August. The suit was filed in the Central District of California Western Division, case numberĀ 2:16-cv-00399-PA. The suit stems from a norovirus outbreak that occurred at the location in August 2015, the same month a Minnesota Salmonella outbreak sickened 64 people who ate at 22 Chipotle locations. And one month after an E. coli outbreak, that was not disclosed at the time, sickened five people in the Seattle area. Norovirus, formerly called Norwalk virus, is highly contagious. It causes vomiting and diarrhea. Plaintiffs include seven minors and one adult who were all sick for two days with vomiting and diarrhea. One of them, who was … [Read more...]

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