Chipotle has now closed 43 stores in light of the growing E. Coli outbreak. Instead of getting better for Chipotle it seems like this problem is getting worse. So far over 30 people have been confirmed sick with E. Coli and officials fear this number could grow.
From USA Today
Hedberg said early indications suggest that the source of the E. coli came from produce. She added that the contamination likely is happening at the distributor or supplier level.
“We need to figure out what the food item is so that we can stop it upstream,” Hedberg said.
Health officials have called on anyone who ate at Chipotle restaurants and became ill with vomiting and bloody diarrhea to seek treatment and let physicians know about the possible connection. People stricken with E. coli most commonly suffer watery or bloody diarrhea and stomach cramps one to 10 days after consuming contaminated food. In the most extreme cases, E. coli can be deadly.
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