The aforementioned Seattle Times report states that Arnold proclaimed safety and health of customers as the company's number one priority, and that the chain will do all it can to work with health officials, and get to the source of the problem.
Despite the dozens of contractions of the potentially deadly disease, no fatalities have been reported, though eight people have been hospitalized -- with Chris Collins of Portland, Oregon telling CNN, "The excruciating pain in my abdomen was something I've never experienced. It feels like your guts are being ripped out."
Collins, like several others who contracted E. Coli, had eaten at Chipotle mere days before feeling ill. But, as of right now, there is no definitive proof that links Chipotle to the outbreak at large.
Wil Fulton is a Staff Writer for Thrillist. He thinks fortune favors the bold. And also the rich. Follow him @wilfulton
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