Chipotle shares fell more than seven percent after a restaurant in Ohio on Monday is sick due to several complaints from food-producing customers.
The disease reports are from Iwaspoisoned.com, a website where consumers submit complaints
The website, led by Patrick Quade, has six reports claiming that last weekend after eating twelve people become ill. Three of the complaints were filed on Monday, two on Sunday and one on Saturday. One of the complaints said that a family of four had eaten there this weekend and three of them got sick.
Chipotle said they were investigating the reports and said the store in Powell, Ohio, about 15 miles north of Columbus, was closed on Monday. Chipotle plans to reopen the site on Tuesday.
"We are taking all claims of food safety very seriously, and we are currently seeking some reports of the disease in our Powell, Ohio restaurant," said Laurie Schalow, Chipotle's Chief Communications Officer
"We are not confirmed cases of food-related Illnesses are known and we work closely with the local health authority.
Iwaspoisoned.com collects consumer complaints about possible food poisoning cases and verifies the authenticity of the reports, Quade said: The site then uses the information to determine what is causing bigger problems Iwaspoisoned.com helped to figure out the big breakout at Chipotle locations in 201
The Chipotle Store in Powell was last inspected by the Delaware General Health District on Thursday The report quoted two critical violations – one was for Pinto and black Bo Those who have not been kept at a high enough temperature, and one for cut lettuce, have not cooled down properly after preparation. Both violations were corrected according to the report that day.
On a positive note, Thursday's report also said, "Watched hand washing during field work."
Chipotle Fights Food Safety Concerns Since 2015 Hundreds of people have been made ill throughout the country, but mainly in Boston and California. In response, Chipotle changed the way it handled its ingredients, but food safety issues persisted for the chain.