Chipotle now linked to 35 confirmed E. coli cases

November 4, 2015 12:15 AM

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LOS ANGELES The number of confirmed E. Coli food poisoning cases linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N) in Oregon and Washington state rose to 35 on Tuesday, as the company announced steps to improve food safety.

Chipotle, which is grappling with its third food safety incident this year, has closed all its 43 restaurants located in and around Seattle and Portland because of the E. coli O26 outbreak.

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