Chipotle to shut down all US restaurants on one day to address food poisoning crisis

| | January 15, 2016
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Following successive food poisoning outbreaks last year, Chipotle is closing its stores for a few hours next month to talk about food safety.

Chris Arnold, the company’s spokesman, said the meeting would happen Feb. 8 and involve all staff. A range of issues will be covered.

“We want to thank our teams for all of their hard work, to discuss some of the changes we are making to enhance food safety, to talk about the restaurants role in all of that and to answer questions from employees,” he said in an email.

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The company’s sales slid 30 percent and its stock price plummeted nearly 40 percent. At least nine lawsuits have been filed…

Chipotle has announced some of their changes including hiring a food safety expert, changing its food handling practices and has started testing produce before shipping to stores.

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