Chipotle is sliding after customer complaints of vomiting and diarrhoea

Hollis Johnson

Chipotle shares are down 2.80% at $US304.39 apiece after several customers reported illnesses after eating at a Los Angeles location.

Business Insider’s Hayley Peterson reported a total of five cases were self-submitted by customers on the iwaspoisoned.com website. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea were all reported as symptoms, and the Los Angeles Health Department said it’s investigating.

Chipotle says it’s aware of the reported incidents and is heightening sanitation measures as at its Pico Boulevard location in Los Angeles as a precautionary measure. The chain also said that it had not been contacted by the customers and the reports did not have “clinical validation.”

Chipotle faced similar customer complaints at its Sterling, Virginia location earlier this year. As a result, the company temporarily closed that location, and shares sank about 7% in response to the incident.

Read more about the reported illnesses here.

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