Chipotle will Shutter Restaurants on Monday for Four Hours for Food Safety Meeting
The E. coli outbreak connected to Chipotle's outlets which began in the Northwest and quickly spread to a number of other states seems to be over now. Investigations were carried out by the authorities but the reasons of the outbreak still continue to be unknown. However, for Chipotle, the good news came on February 1, when the Centers for Disease Control announced that the outbreak "appears to be over."
The company which has already taken a hit from the incident is gearing up to prepare itself to avoid any such further incidents in the future. The burrito chain is temporarily keeping all its restaurants closed for four hours on Monday, to hold a meeting about food safety which includes company-wide staff.
The meeting is mainly focused on an improved "farm-to-fork" food safety program. It's a program that the food chain introduced in January. The four hour meeting is scheduled from 11 a. m. to 3 p. m. Chipotle's CEO, Steve Ells will answer questions from employees and the topics of discussion includes paid sick leave ensuring that the employees remain at home while they are sick, Testing of ingredients based on DNA prior to their being shipped to restaurants along with certain alterations in the method of preparation procedures.