Customers at a Californian Chipotle are paying a high price and it’s not for extra guac. About 100 patrons of the Simi Valley location reportedly got sick on Aug. 19 with symptoms including diarrhea, high fevers and chills. Many of those customers have been sent to the hospital.
CBS reports that one man had a fever of 101 degrees while tons of other patients came in with similar cases.
The store shut down for the day due to “lack of staffing,” which includes 17 of its own employees feeling ill. According to management, the store cleaned out the entire kitchen and replaced all the food with fresh ingredients.
An investigation from health officials says that it could be a combination of tiny factors leading to the illnesses. Apparently, the store had less-than stellar conditions that barely passed inspection, insects flying around, sanitary violations, equipment connected directly to the sewers, a shoddy bathroom and unlicensed workers handling food.
Why did it all happen on that one day though?