Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill is facing a class-action lawsuit, claiming the company misled shareholders about measures it was taking to make its food safe.
An investor named Susie Ong filed the suit in New York. It claims top company executives made misleading statements or failed to disclose its quality controls were not in compliance with consumer and work place safety regulations.
It also claims those measures were inadequate to safeguard the health of consumers and employees.
Chipotle has been hit by food borne illnesses in several states. It’s seen a sharp drop in its share price since those outbreaks were first reported.
The company declined to comment about the lawsuit.