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Chipotle denies link to 'Supergirl' actor's illness
November 13, 2017 / 5:34 PM / 5 days ago

Chipotle denies link to 'Supergirl' actor's illness

(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N) on Monday denied allegations by actor Jeremy Jordan that eating at one of its restaurants landed him in the hospital.

Actor Jeremy Jordan takes part in a panel discussion of NBC Universal's series "Smash" during the 2013 Winter Press Tour for the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California, January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas/Files

Jordan, who plays Winn Schott on TV show “Supergirl,” posted an Instagram video on Thursday of himself on a hospital bed, saying that food he ate at a Chipotle made him severely sick and that he “almost died,” according to a People.com report.

“There have been no other reported claims of illness at the restaurant where (Jordan) dined. We take all claims seriously, but we can’t confirm any link to Chipotle, given the details he shared with us,” Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold said via email.

Chipotle is still recovering from a string of food safety lapses that started in late 2015, including a recent norovirus outbreak at a Virginia restaurant.

Jordan, through a spokesman, declined further comment.

The Denver-based burrito chain’s stock has fallen about 60 percent since an E. coli outbreak in 2015.

Shares of Chipotle fell as much as 6 percent to a near five-year low of $263.11 on Monday morning, but recouped most losses by afternoon. The stock closed down 0.7 percent.

Reporting by Gayathree Ganesan and Uday Sampath Kumar in Bengaluru; additional reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar and Meredith Mazzilli

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