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Chicken & Rice Guys Closes Due to E. Coli- Updated

– Allison Goldsberry

Update 5:36 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017: The Chicken and Rice guys re-opened 3 locations, including Medford, on Saturday, according to a Facebook post.

Update 4:58 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017: The Chicken and Rice Guys posted a video to their Facebook page with an update on the E. Coli situation. The restaurant’s operations are temporarily suspended at least through Monday as employees work with health inspectors to do a “deep clean” and seek guidance from independent food safety experts. The seven confirmed cases of E. Coli were “isolated” to their food trucks and Allston location between March 27 and April 6. All of the restaurant’s nearly 100 employees are being tested for E. Coli. All of the restaurant’s inspected sites have passed health examination so the investigation into the source of the E. Coli is focusing on food suppliers and employees.

Earlier story:

Chicken & Rice Guys, a popular restaurant and food truck, has closed its Boston and Medford locations due to an E. Coli outbreak, according to several published reports.

Boston health inspectors confirmed seven cases E. Coli from Chicken & Rice Guys’ Allston location, which supplies food to other locations and the food trucks, according to The Boston Globe.

The business posted the following statement to its Facebook page Wednesday morning:

“Good morning Boston.

Today at 9 am, CNR meets with the Boston Commissioner of Health. We will share any and all new information immediately after.

Here’s what we know right now.

Yesterday, the State Department of Health informed CNR that several individuals who had been exposed to E. coli between March 27 and March 30, listed either our food truck or our Allston restaurant as a possible source. Health inspectors conducted routine inspections of all CNR food trucks, food truck commissary, as well as our restaurant in Allston. After passing our inspections, CNR voluntarily decided to shut down all operations out of an abundance of caution and concern for our customers. All CNR locations will remain closed today while we work closely with Dept. of Health inspectors.

If you think you may have become ill recently after eating at a CNR location, we absolutely want and need to hear from you.

Email or message us here on Facebook

Stay tuned…”

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