SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — California is the latest state with a case of E. coli linked to Chipotle.
Most of the cases have been in the northwest until now. Ohio and New York are also reporting people getting sick after eating at the high-end burrito chain.READ MORE: Car Flies Off Road Onto Metal Pipes at San Francisco DPW Lot
The source of the contamination is unclear, but Centers for Disease Control says it likely wasn’t the meat because some of the people who got sick are vegetarians.READ MORE: Park Service Installs Water Troughs at Point Reyes to Help Tule Elk Survive Drought
There is speculation that a single contaminated ingredient went to several restaurant locations.
At least 16 people have been hospitalized, but no one has died.MORE NEWS: Grass Fire Burns 4 Acres Near Middle School in Santa Rosa
This is at least the fourth health outbreak linked to Chipotle this year.