Chipotle sued over alleged misleading food safety statements

Chipotle sued over alleged misleading food safety statements

Federal lawsuit argues that company deceived shareholders

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. was sued in a federal court Friday for allegedly misleading investors about its food safety practices amid an unprecedented series of foodborne illness outbreaks at the Denver-based operator’s restaurants.

The lawsuit, filed in New York, alleges that Chipotle failed to disclose that its quality controls did not comply with food safety regulations and that they were inadequate to safeguard consumer health.

A Chipotle spokesman declined to com

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