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Mini case study application: Chipotle - Discuss Chipotle’s food safety scandal It’s no secret that restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill has struggled with food safety issues over the past decade. The company has been trying to recover from various scandals that occurred which included outbreaks of hepatitis A, norovirus, campylobacteriosis, E. coli, and salmonella that sent diners to the hospital. It all started in 2008, when a hepatitis A outbreak was traced to a single location in Southern California in which 22 customers were infected with the virus. That same year, a norovirus outbreak occurred in Kent, Ohio, where over 400 people became ill after eating at a Chipotle restaurant. The source of this outbreak was never found. Then the following year, an outbreak of campylobacteriosis was traced to a location in Minnesota where an investigation later found that the source was lettuce that had been cross- contaminated with raw chicken. This was only the beginning of Chipotle’s food safety issues as a few years later, in 2015, the infamous E. coli outbreak occurred. Chipotle had five separate outbreaks in 2015 alone causing more than 350 people to be sick. It started in July when five people were infected with E. coli in Seattle from an unknown source. Then in August, a norovirus outbreak was confirmed at a Simi Valley, California location which after being investigated had several other health violations. The location wasn’t shut down and two weeks later a federal class action lawsuit was filed claiming that Chipotle knowingly allowed a sick kitchen manager to work for two days before sending him home. The lawsuit claimed that the number of known victims was at least 234 and estimate that the number of meals that the infected employee may have come in contact with could be as high as 3,000. Then, in September, a salmonella outbreak related to tomatoes grown in Mexico was linked to 22 Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota sickening over 60 people. Beginning in October, a larger E.
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