Foodborne Illness

Officials close Chipotle in Seattle for food safety violations

A man snaps a photograph at the entrance to Chipotle Mexican Grill in San Francisco, California July 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A man snaps a photograph at the entrance to Chipotle Mexican Grill in San Francisco, California July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  (Copyright Reuters 2015)

Health officials shut down a Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant in Seattle on Thursday after finding "repeated food safety violations," according to a statement from the Seattle & King County public health department.

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The restaurant on Westlake Avenue is one of 17 in the county that had re-opened last month after passing inspections following an E. Coli outbreak.