A second Minnesota lawsuit has been filed against Chipotle after a statewide salmonella outbreak occurred in the burrito chain’s stores.

September 22, 2015

1 Min Read
Chipotle sued again for statewide salmonella outbreak in Minnesota stores

A second lawsuit has been filed in Minnesota against Chipotle in connection with a statewide salmonella outbreak. The first lawsuit came from a Minneapolis woman who was hospitalized twice after eating at Chipotle in Uptown, and the second a White Bear Lake woman who ate at a Chipotle in Maplewood.

White Bear Lake woman Susan Wikstrom’s lawsuit, which was filed Sept. 14, says Wikstrom ate at the Maplewood Chipotle on Aug. 28 and began developing stomach cramps and diarrhea on Aug. 31. Her symptoms worsened in the following days. Test results confirmed she had contracted salmonella.

The Minnesota Department of Health has received about 45 reported cases of salmonella since Sept. 2. Officials believe there are likely more illnesses that have gone unreported. According to the lawsuit, MDH found that 34 of the 36 interviewed individuals sickened with salmonella had eaten at a Chipotle restaurant. The salmonella outbreak involves an undisclosed suspect ingredient that was served in 17 Chipotle locations. Most of the locations are in the Twin Cities metro area, with one in St. Cloud and one in Rochester.

To read more about the lawsuit, click here.

You might also like:

70 photos honor the hardworking cowboys on the ranch

Chipotle facing lawsuit for GMO-free claims

Will beef demand keep up with cowherd expansion?

Why you shouldn't feed your cows like steers in a feedlot

What's the best time to castrate calves? Vets agree the earlier the better

Subscribe to Our Newsletters
BEEF Magazine is the source for beef production, management and market news.

You May Also Like