Chipotle E coli

A shuttered Chipotle restaurant in Vancouver, Wash.

Chipotle Mexican Grill outlines robust food-safety measures

Announcement made as E. coli illness count rises, including three more states

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said Friday that it will conduct DNA-based tests to ensure the quality and safety of all produce as health officials increased the number of consumers sickened in an ongoing E. coli outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle now includes seven more people in three new states, including Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania, for a total count of 52 sickened in nine states.

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