CDC investigating another E. coli O26 outbreak linked to Chipotle

Posted on December 21, 2015 by


by Ben Chapman

Last week Chipotle CEO Steve Ells said ‘we can assure you today that there is no E. coli in Chipotle.’  CDC is saying not so fast. According to an update, they are apparently investigating another O26 outbreak linked to Chipotle.

CDC is investigating another, more recent outbreak of a different, rare DNA fingerprint of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O26 (STEC O26) linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill. Because it is not known if these infections are related to the larger, previously reported outbreak of STEC O26 infections, these illnesses are not being included in the case count for that outbreak. This investigation is ongoing.

In unrelated news (thanks to a keen barfblog reader) a Virginia customer slammed a car through a Chipotle window.

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