Chipotle to retrain all workers on food safety after hundreds fall ill in Ohio

Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to retrain all of its restaurant workers nationwide on food safety after nearly 650 customers became ill after eating recently at one of its Ohio restaurants.

The company confirmed Thursday to USA TODAY that it would launch the training next week after the episode in Powell, Ohio.

Chipotle has a zero-tolerance policy for any violations of our stringent food safety standards and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure it does not happen again,” CEO Brian Niccol said in a statement. “Once we identified this incident, we acted quickly to close the Powell restaurant and implemented our food safety response protocols that include total replacement of all food inventory and complete cleaning and sanitization of the restaurant.”

USA Today

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