Unsafe food temperatures caused Chipotle illnesses

Health officials have determined that food left at unsafe temperatures caused 700 people to become ill after eating at a Chipotle restaurant in Powell, Ohio. Customers who ate tacos and burrito bowls at the restaurant complained of food poisoning symptoms. The source of their illnesses has now been identified as the bacteria clostridium perfringens.

The illnesses occurred between July 26 and July 30 at the restaurant located just north of Columbus, Ohio. Customers developed symptoms that included diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. Clostridium perfringens develops in food that has not been kept at the proper temperature. For example, cooked food that is left on a counter for too long can potentially be a source of the harmful bacteria.

Chipotle representatives have said their restaurant staff will be retrained across the country, to reinforce the need for proper food safety procedures. Part of that retraining will include an emphasis on the need to keep food at an appropriate temperature and to store food properly.

The national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates has filed a second lawsuit in the major food poisoning outbreak linked to the Chipotle Mexican Grill located at 9733 Sawmill Parkway in Powell, Ohio.

Food poisoning attorney Ron Simon states, “We have handled hundreds of claims against Chipotle as this is Chipotle’s seventh food poisoning outbreak in the last 3 years. These lawsuits will force Chipotle to change its ways and make its food safer for everyone not just in Powell, Ohio, but across the United States.”

If you are a victim of the Chipotle clostridium perfringens outbreak, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.