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Chipotle CEO: The company will cover any costs to make its restaurants the safest anywhere

SEATTLE – Chipotle will not raise prices to cover the cost of new food safety procedures put in place after an E. coli outbreak sickened more than 50 people, the company’s founder and CEO said Tuesday during a visit to Seattle. CEO Steve Ells would not say how much the new testing along its supply …

Chipotle CEO: Perfect food safety isn’t possible but they’ll get as close as they can

SEATTLE – Perfect food safety is not possible, but Chipotle is trying to get as close to that ideal as they can with new procedures and testing inside and outside their restaurants, the company’s founder and CEO said Tuesday during a visit to Seattle. “It is impossible to ensure that there is a zero per …

Chipotle’s vow to track ingredients tested as E. coli outbreak in Northwest grows to 37 cases

SEATTLE – Chipotle’s industry-leading commitment to tracking its ingredients from farm to table is being put to the test by an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 37 people as of Tuesday, nearly all of whom ate recently at one of the chain’s restaurants in Washington state or Oregon. Scientists also said Tuesday …

Things to know about the E. coli outbreak in the Pacific Northwest linked to Chipotle

SEATTLE – Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak that health officials have connected to the Mexican food chain. About two dozen people have fallen ill, and more were being tested. At least one lawsuit has been filed by a woman who says she got sick after …

Nearly 2 dozen sickened by E. coli linked to Chipotle marks chain’s 3rd outbreak this year

SEATTLE—Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain’s third foodborne illness this year sickened about two dozen people—prompting renewed scrutiny of a company that touts its use of fresh ingredients and farm-sourced fare. Cases of the bacterial illness were traced to six of the casual Mexican food restaurants, but the company voluntarily …

Seattle Art Exhibit puts spotlight on race, identity

SEATTLE (AP) — Race, identity and the masks people wear are the themes explored in a new exhibit of contemporary, multimedia art at the Seattle Art Museum. The themes feel especially relevant with the recent opening of the show “Disguise: Masks & Global African Art” coming one day after the deadly shooting in Charleston, South …

American freed by North Korea wanted pizza

SEATTLE — Kenneth Bae arrived home after years of imprisonment in North Korea, expressing his gratitude to the U.S. government for securing his release and revealing that his time there offered lessons. And his sister said he had one stipulation for his first meal back home: No Korean food. “He said, `I don’t want Korean …

High winds push growing Washington wildfire

WINTHROP, Washington — Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday. Road closures and evacuations were changing regularly, as hot weather and winds with gusts up to 30 mph were pushing the fire over ridge tops and toward a cluster of small towns …

Fire chief: Death toll from large landslide in Washington state increases to four; 18 missing

ARLINGTON, Wash. – Searchers found another body Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state, bringing the death toll to at least four from the wall of debris that swept through a small riverside neighbourhood. At least 18 people remained missing, though authorities warned that number could grow. Late Saturday, …

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