Seattle-area Chipotle Shut Down for Food Safety Violations

December 10, 2015, 11:53 PM UTC
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A Chipotle restaurant sign is seen in Manhattan on September 11, 2015 in New York. Chipotle's 1,850 restaurants spent September 9, 2015 in a cram effort to hire 4,000 new workers to staff a rapid expansion, as it adds 200 more outlets this year. Built on a pitch of fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients for its burrito wraps and tacos, the thriving US chain is making clear it is not ready to ease up on expansion plans. AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Health officials shut down a Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) restaurant in Seattle on Thursday after finding “repeated food safety violations,” according to a statement from the Seattle & King County public health department.

The restaurant on Westlake Avenue is one of 17 in the county that had re-opened last month after passing inspections following an E. Coli outbreak.