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updated 7:58 PM PST, Feb 12, 2016

Chipotle implements safety processes after E. coli outbreak

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Fast casual restaurant changes up after sickening people in the Northwest.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Fast casual restaurant changes up after sickening people in the Northwest.

The Mexican food chain said it hired IEH Laboratories in Seattle to help improve its system after reports in late October that linked an E. coli outbreak to its restaurants in Oregon and Washington. Since then, additional cases have been reported in California, Minnesota New York, and Ohio.

The Denver-based chain said the new procedures will include testing of all produce before it is shipped to restaurants, and testing to ensure quality throughout shelf life. It said it will enhance employee training for food safety and handling.

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Jacob Palmer

Jacob Palmer is the former digital news editor for Oregon Business.

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