Ars Technica December 23, 2015 by Beth MoleThis blog has long documented Chipotle's business model based on hiring illegal aliens and has been doing so from the start of its founding, with documentation of their policy of hiring illegal aliens from as far back as 2010 surfacing. There was an ICE SVU criminal investigation of Chipotle, but the case was apparently ended with no action after a few arrests, but most were merely fired, not arrested. Undoubtedly related to Chipotle's hiring of former ICE SVU head Julie Myers to head its defense team. In fact, Chipotle has a business model based on low wage workers, not technology, and the CEO of Chipotle's admits it. And you can't have low wages without using illegal immigration, as Chipotle is finding out as it avoids raising wages and fires legal workers who unionize.
Amid an ongoing E. coli outbreak investigation at Chipotle Mexican Grill, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday announced that it is joining the effort to investigate what may be a second wave of illnesses linked to the chain restaurant. The new illnesses are caused by the same type of E. coli found in the previous cases—Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 (STEC 026)—but with a different, rare genetic variant.
To investigate this second wave, the FDA has combined forces with state and local authorities, plus the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which on Monday first announced an investigation into five cases of the variant E. coli infections. Those cases included one in Kansas, one in North Dakota, and three in Oklahoma. The sickened people from Kansas and North Dakota reportedly ate at the same Chipotle restaurant in Kansas before falling ill. The three sickened in Oklahoma were separate cases, but all three reportedly ate at the same Chipotle, the FDA reported.
The new cases, if confirmed, would bring the new E. coli outbreak numbers to 58 sickened and 12 states affected. The other states linked are California (3 cases), Illinois (1), Maryland (1), Minnesota (2), New York (1), Ohio (3), Oregon (13), Pennsylvania (2), and Washington (27). All of the cases involve some form of the STEC 026 bacteria.
Usually, the germ causes severe diarrhea, often bloody, and abdominal cramps two to eight days after a person eats contaminated food. But STEC 026 can also cause more severe illness, which can lead to kidney failure. There have been no reports of death in the outbreak.
Based on the data so far, the FDA and CDC suspect that a common ingredient or menu item is the source of all recent STEC 026 cases. The agencies, along with local and state officials, are using whole genome sequencing to track the germ. But to date, the source is unknown.
Chipotle is a threat to your health and hates American workers. Why not just avoid dying from E. coli and undermining American workers by not eating where the food might kill you?