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May 10, 2016

CDC, Chipotle disagree over outbreak

An official with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention defended the agency’s handling of E. coli O26 outbreaks that were linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. Executives with Chipotle have complained that CDC web updates confused and misinformed consumers as to the status of the outbreak. And in a letter to the agency, Bryant “Corky” Messner of Messner Reeves LLP, which represents Chipotle, detailed the company’s concerns. Specifically, the CDC did not follow its own guidelines for disseminating information to the public, and the web updates misinformed consumers. Read More

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