Produce industry questions Chipotle protestors’ motivation

March 25, 2016

Protests at two Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants Thursday by individuals purporting to be food safety advocates were actually publicity stunts staged by the Teamsters to cast a shadow on fresh produce supplier Taylor Farms, according to industry associations.

Protestors affiliated with the Teamsters union handed out leaflets outside two Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in California Thursday. (Photo courtesy of the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters)

The day before the protest, the union cited Taylor Farms’ food recalls, alleged food safety violations at the farm’s facilities, and the safety of Chipotle customers among the key motivations for their efforts at restaurants in Sacramento…