Is Chipotle promoting food woo?

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Rob Lister wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:II think their business model isn't sanitary enough. 8)
I really think that's the ticket. You'd they they'd learn. Advertise Organic, Sell something else that is clean. Or better supervision. They lack that. They have the meal making down to a science that doesn't require any adult leadership. So they hire none.
How common are these types of incidents in other restaurants though? This could be like airline news, one bad story makes everything related go viral.

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Grammatron wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:II think their business model isn't sanitary enough. 8)
I really think that's the ticket. You'd they they'd learn. Advertise Organic, Sell something else that is clean. Or better supervision. They lack that. They have the meal making down to a science that doesn't require any adult leadership. So they hire none.
How common are these types of incidents in other restaurants though? This could be like airline news, one bad story makes everything related go viral.
No way to know if it doesn't show up on drudge. See my post just prior.

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Estimates vary, but here's a couple of them

"We estimate that foodborne diseases cause approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year. Known pathogens account for an estimated 14 million illnesses, 60,000 hospitalizations, and 1,800 deaths."

"Jul 15, 2016 - Burden of Foodborne Illness: Findings. CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases."

So millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths (in the U.S. alone).
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But the source is key. I've gotten sick and always [thought I] knew the source.

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Rodents Fall From Ceiling of Dallas Chipotle
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Rodent ... 76763.html
video.
A Chipotle spokesperson called it "an extremely isolated and rare incident"

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Lol.
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And they're JUST NOW getting this issue settled.
Chipotle to Pay Massive Fine for Sickening 1.1K

Restaurant chain agrees to pay $25M to resolve criminal charges related to outbreaks

(Newser) – Chipotle Mexican Grill agreed Tuesday to pay a record $25 million fine to resolve criminal charges that it served tainted food that sickened more than 1,100 people in the US in outbreaks from 2015 to 2018 and sent sales plunging. The fast food company was charged in Los Angeles federal court with two counts of violating the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by serving adulterated food that caused four outbreaks of norovirus, which causes diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal cramps, and a food poisoning incident. The company admitted that poor safety practices, such as not keeping food at proper temperatures to prevent pathogen growth, sickened customers in Los Angeles and nearby Simi Valley, as well as Boston; Sterling, Va.; and Powell, Ohio, the AP reports.
https://www.newser.com/story/289900/chi ... -food.html

$25m / 1.1k sick people = $22.7k per person. Of course, they don't get it. I wonder what they lost/settled for in civil cases.