Chipotle Hit With Subpoena Over Norovirus Outbreak
Chipotle has been served with a federal grand jury subpoena as part of a criminal investigation, the company said today.
The beleaguered Mexican restaurant has been tied to E. coli and norovirus outbreaks in recent months, leaving customers rattled and sales in a slump.
Authorities now “just want to make sure that nothing intentionally was done,” former prosecutor Arthur Aidala said on “The Real Story” today.
“Or that there’s not some degree of gross negligence, that you’re putting so many lives at risk.”
Norovirus outbreaks are commonly heard about on cruise ships, Gretchen Carlson pointed out. Yet in those cases, criminal investigations are virtually unheard of.
“It rarely happens when you’re dealing with foodborne illnesses,” said defense attorney Jonna Spilbor.
The probe now raises questions about whether an informant has emerged behind the scenes, she added.
“Is there a whistleblower who’s saying something that none of us knows yet?”
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