By Ricardo Carvajal & JP Ellison –
According to public communications by the restaurant chain Chipotle, the company has been served with subpoenas in a federal criminal investigation apparently arising out of one or more outbreaks of foodborne illness that appear to implicate certain of the company’s retail restaurants. This type of investigation appears to be without precedent, but perhaps should not have come as a surprise.
Historically, FDA has not sought to directly regulate the retail food sector (restaurants, grocery stores, coffee bars, etc.), and has left… [read post