CDC: Chipotle’s E. Coli Outbreak Spread to a Total of Six States [Updated]

November 20, 2015

The foodborne illness outbreak wasn’t relegated to just the Pacific Northwest.

Turns out Chipotle’s E. coli disaster could be more widespread than originally thought. The recent foodborne illness outbreak was originally thought to be relegated to Washington and Oregon; now, the CDC says infections from the E. coli strain linked to the Chipotle outbreak has now been identified in a total of six states, including California, New York, Ohio, and Minnesota. A total of 45 people have been infected.

More than 40 Chipotle locations that were shuttered in the Northwest following the outbreak have now reopened, following deep-cleaning and health inspections. Despite efforts…