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Chipotle shuts down Virginia restaurant after illness reports

Chipotle shuts down Virginia restaurant after illness reports”

Marsden said the affected store would likely reopen later today. They indicate that at least 13 customers were sickened and two were hospitalized after eating at the Sterling, Va., location over the weekend.

"We are working with health authorities to understand what the cause may be and to resolve the situation as quickly as possible", Jim Marsden, Chipotle's executive director of food safety, said in a statement to Business Insider. The shares were trading at almost $750 before the company's previous food-safety incidents, which battered the chain's profits and reputation. He said the restaurant was closed Monday after the company received reports of people falling ill.

Eight customers reported symptoms of stomach pain, dehydration, and nausea to a poisoning website. It can spread from person to person, as well as through food prepared by an infected person.

Get it together Chipotle!

"We made a decision to call the ambulance because I couldn't even sit up", Oteyza said.

Apparently, consumers are still at risk of contracting a food-borne illness from eating burritos at Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG).

On Tuesday afternoon, she said she still felt sick.

The incident feels like a flashback to 2015, when the Denver-based chain was besieged with foodborne illness outbreaks (including E.coli, salmonella, and norovirus) at locations across the country.

In addition to reassuring customers of the safety measures it has taken, Chipotle had been giving away coupons for free burritos and stepping up marketing to win back customers. That followed a 20 percent decline in 2016.

The norovirus is the leading cause of illness and outbreaks from contaminated food in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cases of norovirus stemming from restaurants can often involve a worker who failed to wash his or her hands after going to the bathroom.

Chipotle stock plunged almost 7 percent from $390.11 at the opening bell Tuesday to $366.40 shortly before noon.



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