It seems as though everywhere you turn in the media these days, you hear more and more about foodborne illnesses on the rise. Things ranging from salad mixes to Goldfish crackers have been topping the list.
Now, one of America’s favorite fast food joints has recently fallen under fire, and the problems are continuing to mount.
At the beginning of August, the official word was released that consumers should avoid eating at one of the Chipotle restaurants located in Powell, Ohio.
Sources claim: “The Powell location has shut down after facing complaints from sick customers since July 26, when the outbreak began.”
Delaware County General Health District alongside the health department has been heavily investigating the numerous claims and the branch to track down the root cause of the illnesses.
As of late, there have been 703 individuals that have fallen sick after consuming contaminated products at this branch.
“We acted quickly and closed this single restaurant out of an abundance of caution, and we are working with the local health officials to reopen this restaurant as soon as possible,” one spokeswoman told sources.
The cause of the rapidly increasing illness rate has yet to be confirmed. Now, the branch is facing its second lawsuit and is scrambling to make amends as quickly as possible.
The source continued: “We have handled hundreds of claims against Chipotle as this is Chipotle’s seventh food poisoning outbreak in the last three years. These lawsuits will force Chipotle to change its ways and make its foods safer for everyone, not just in Powell, Ohio, but across the United States.”
On August 1, this was the report before the illness toll has risen:
Hopefully, this location will be able to confirm the issue at hand before another lawsuit falls in its lap.