Cooks prepare food at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle outlines new cooking methods after foodborne illness outbreaks

Chain expands on food safety efforts in preventative effort

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is outlining changes in its cooking methods as it continues efforts to prevent more foodborne illness outbreaks.

Earlier this month, Denver-based Chipotle announced new testing of produce and protocols for suppliers. This week, the fast-casual operator outlined food handling methods for its restaurants that included blanching onions before cutting, adding cilantro to hot rice to kill pathogens and other preparation techniques.

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