Chipotle in Sterling, Virginia Closes Due to Norovirus Outbreak

Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-Jul-2017

Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner.

Chipotle Mexican Grill in Sterling, Virginia shut down today due to yet anouther outbreak of illness among Chipotle customers. Since 2015, Chipotle has experienced multiple closures because of foodborne illness outbreaks, including repeated outbreaks of E. coli, salmonella and norovirus. Since then, Chipotle has struggled to restore its image among consumers.

The most recent shut down follows a spate of illnesses by customers who recently ordered food from the Sterling, Virginia location. According to the company's executive director of food safety, health officials were notified and the restaurant closed to conduct a full sanitation of the facility. The closure is not expected to last very long.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), norovirus usually develops within 12 to 48 hours after exposure and lasts about three days. The most common symptoms usually include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach pain; other symptoms are fever, headache and body aches. The most dangerous complication is dehydration. Although most victims generally recover with no long-term problems, nororvirus is especially dangerous and sometimes fatal for young children, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems.

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Mr. Zambri is the author of a widely renowned book on product liability litigation. An experienced speaker, he often shares his knowledge regarding personal injury litigation at seminars.

A board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates, Mr. Zambri is former president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Out of more than 80,000 lawyers, Mr. Zambri was named among the “Top Ten” lawyers in the Metro area by Super Lawyers®. He has also been ranked among the “Top 100” lawyers in the entire metropolitan area by Washingtonian magazine. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers (2016 edition) and has been repeatedly included in the Super Lawyers® magazine (2016), a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.

Mr. Zambri has been successful in litigating food-poisoning cases. He is knowledgeable and experienced in handling the unique complexities involved in food-poisoning litigation.

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