Source Found in Latest Chipotle Norovirus OutbreakJuly 26, 2017
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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has traced the source of a recent norovirus outbreak at its Sterling, VA, restaurant to a sick employee.
Earlier this month, dozens of customers reported symptoms of the gastrointestinal illness, prompting Chipotle to temporarily close the restaurant for a thorough sanitization. Chipotle Chief Executive Steve Ells reported to analysts that the outbreak may have been caused by an employee working while sick.
Chipotle executives have ordered a zero-tolerance policy for any sick employees and the company is retraining its staff on proper food safety procedures, Reuters reports.