E. coli Outbreaks Linked To Chipotle Spreads To 3 More States
Bad news for Chipotle fans. An outbreak of E. coli linked to the restaurant chain has sickened seven more people and expanded to three additional states.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a total of 52 cases have now been reported in nine states, including Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Previous cases had been reported in Oregon, Washington, California, Minnesota, New York and Ohio.
Of the 52 people infected, the CDC says 47 reported eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in the week before the illness started. The agency has not yet determined the ingredient responsible. Chipotle has announced it was tightening its food safety standards.