FLASH: Chipotle to Receive “Largest Ever” Fine Imposed in U.S. Food Safety Case

“Chipotle Mexican Grill on Tuesday agreed to pay $25 million to resolve criminal charges accusing the fast food company of serving tainted food from 2015 to 2018, sickening over 1,100 people in the United States, federal prosecutors said.

The fine was the largest ever imposed in a food safety case, the Justice Department said in a statement.” (NYT LINK)

The news comes on an otherwise good day for Chipotle, as shares rose 6% after hours on a better than expected earnings report (CNBC LINK)

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