Even if you disagree with this declaration of Chipotle’s utter trash-ness, you might not be psyched by the recent news coming out of the chain’s HQ.

The chain released a statement today in response to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC) linking Chipotle to 45 cases of E. coli infection across six states. The outbreak was previously contained to the Pacific Northwest, where health officials linked the illness to restaurants in Oregon and Washington.

Now, the CDC says it has confirmed cases in California, New York, Ohio, and Minnesota as well. Sixteen people have been hospitalized.


The outbreak has been problematic for the brand that boast “food with integrity” as its motto—stock prices are down 10% since the news hit. The source of the contamination has still not been determined, but health officials say it is likely caused by a single ingredient that is carrying the bacteria.

We’ll keep you updated as more details emerge.

[via CNN]