Published: Thu, August 02, 2018
Business | By Pearl Harrison

Chipotle illness outbreak: number of sick patrons grows to 360

Chipotle illness outbreak: number of sick patrons grows to 360

"Based on the food protection procedures followed by the facility, the inspection team found no reason for the facility to not reopen". Chipotle spokeswoman Laurie Schalow told Business Insider Chipotle planned to reopen the restaurant Tuesday pending approval from the local health department.

A logo of Chipotle Mexican Grill is seen on one of their bags in Manhattan, New York November 23, 2015.

More than 100 people said they had fallen sick after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N) restaurant in OH, sending shares of the burrito chain down as much as 9 percent on Tuesday.

Chipotle is also using ozone treatment to help with sanitizing, and the report said that the restaurant does a daily employee health check to ensure no workers are experiencing symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea or nausea.

More than 170 people reported getting ill after eating at the restaurant in Powell, Ohio, on the crowdsourced food safety website on Tuesday morning following media reports of the closure late Monday. The company's stock fell almost 4 percent in after-hours trading.

Traci Whittaker, a public information officer, said the department wasn't aware of the pathogen that caused the illnesses, according to Reuters.

Chipotle has closed the restaurant amid an investigation.

The illnesses haven't been officially linked to Chipotle food consumption.

Diversified Restaurant has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc., a restaurant company, operates Buffalo Wild Wings franchised restaurants in the United States.

James Marsden, the chain's executive director of food safety, will discuss a this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit, Oct. 7-9 in Seattle, how he is working with the brand to transform its food safety approach.

The Powell outlet said in a phone call that it was working with health department officials to get the restaurant open by Tuesday afternoon.

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