Chipotle denies link to ‘Supergirl’ actor’s illness

Cast member Jeremy Jordan attends the premiere of 'The Last Five Years' in Los Angeles February 11, 2015. — Reuters picCast member Jeremy Jordan attends the premiere of ‘The Last Five Years’ in Los Angeles February 11, 2015. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Nov 14 — Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc yesterday denied allegations by actor Jeremy Jordan that eating at one of its restaurants landed him in the hospital.

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 per cent since an E. coli outbreak in 2015.

Shares of Chipotle fell as much as 6 per cent to a near five-year low of US$263.11 (RM1,102.83) yesterday morning, but recouped most losses by afternoon.

The stock closed down 0.7 per cent. —  Reuters