News Chipotle Closes Restaurants In Washington and Oregon Over E. Coli Worries

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    Chipotle closes dozens of stores in Washington and Oregon in E. coli scare
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    (CNN)Chipotle has temporarily closed dozens of its restaurants in Washington and Oregon out of an abundance of caution after an E. coli scare.

    No one has died in the reported cases of infection, the Washington State Department of Health said. Seven of the Washington patients and one Oregon patient were hospitalized.

    The source of contamination has yet to be exactly determined, the department said, but 19 cases in Washington and three cases in Oregon have been linked to a handful of locations of the Mexican-themed restaurant chain.

    Although cases are being investigated in connection with six locations in the Seattle and Portland areas, Chipotle has temporarily closed 43 stores.

    "We immediately closed all of our restaurants in the area out of an abundance of caution, even though the vast majority of these restaurants have no reported problems," said Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold in a statement. Chipotle is working with health departments to help determine the cause of the cases.

    CDC on E. coli
    Infections with Escherichia coli can cause severe stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea which is often bloody. Fever is usually low, if at all present, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infections can range from mild to life-threatening.

    E. coli bacteria are commonly found in human and animal intestines and are a key component of healthy digestion. Most strains are harmless but some are not, according to the CDC. "Infections start...when you get tiny (usually invisible) amounts of human or animal feces in your mouth," it says.

    This happens surprisingly often, the CDC says, and many times no infection results.

    Common sources of infection are human and animal contact in the farming industry. In April, at least 25 people took ill with E. coli infections after visiting a dairy fair in Washington state.

    But harmful E. coli can also make its way into food ingredients. Food handlers carrying harmful E. coli can also pass it on by not thoroughly washing their hands before performing their work.

    The CDC has investigated more than 20 major E. coli outbreaks since 2007. Other common food-borne ailments are caused by Listeria and Salmonella bacteria.
     
  2. tom2000

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    Not surprised by this.. The food tastes great but the one by me always has nothing but kids working in there, and I have gotten bad stomach pains after eating there before..have never gone back since.

    I would trust eating a black Halloween whopper more than Chipolte..
     
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    When I walk into fast food places I look back into the kitchen before I even glance at the menu. Often times I turn around and walk out. My wife has had food poisoning a couple times so she trusts my judgment.
     
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    I often wonder how anyone even knows about these outbreaks.

    If I get diarrhea, I go to the bathroom and maybe take immodium. I'm not making phone calls to any restaurant I've visited in the last 24 hours or calling the government.

    On Father's Day Monk and I went out and both got sick. We dealt with it. :dontknow:
     
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    Shame they don't close them all down
     
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    :eek: I love chipotle
     
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    :eek:

    You better stock up then...

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    I've never been to Chipolte.
     
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    Makes me glad I haven't gone to Chipotle in years.
     
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    I haven't been in years. :(
     
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    I like Chipotle, except they put cilantro in the rice. I fucking hate cilantro, but would take them over Taco Bell, or Burger King. There are much better burrito places, but they aren't always easy to find.
    In Rochester NY, it's http://solburrito.com/
     
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    shred some paper and salt it heavily and then put some store bought salsa on it and eat it while sitting on a stool between shelves of boxes
    and you basically got the Chipotle experience and taste
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    "Fresh" foods sitting out in bins to be sprinkled on burritos later have a lot of potential for this probably. And you know how they hate to toss out food.
     
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    where i live practically all the taco shops are way better than what Chipotle calls mexican "inspired" food.
     
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    Most likely a food supplier issues not a Chipotle store issue.
     
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    The lines at Chipotle are long where I live in South Fla.

    I never had an issue with being forced to make an unexpected entrance to the reading room after eating there and I have had issues with bad food in the past.
     
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    I'm going to design some post-coital genital wipes called "Fuck Off" to help people wash clean after sex.
     
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    The wastewater treatment system is closely monitored for contaminants. They can track eColi back to your house the same way the electric company can tell when a tree falls into some wires.
     
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    I had a Barbacoa burrito in downtown Seattle three days ago. My asshole still intact so I think I'm OK.
     
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    From my poop?