Chipotle has been spotlighted in the news in the last several weeks because of a massive outbreak of food-borne illnesses in multiple Northwest locations. The incident was so extensive and widespread that Chipotle had to close 43 locations in Oregon and Washington State.
As a consumer, I’ve always loved fine dining: the ambiance, pressed white linens, nice tableware, chilled forks, well trained staff, and great food. While indulging in these luxuries—and the expenses associated with them—one has certain expectations.
Food allergies are becoming increasingly prevalent in our society. According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), it’s estimated that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. Eight foods are responsible for 90 percent of all allergic responses: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish.