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Chipotle Puts Pork Offerings On Hold After Suspending Supplier Over Violation

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Chipotle says it stopped serving pork at about a third of its restaurants after suspending a supplier that violated its standards.

Chris Arnold, a spokesman for the Mexican food chain, told The Associated Press it's the first time the company stopped serving a topping for its burritos and bowls. He said Chipotle learned of the violation by the supplier on Friday through a routine audit, and did not have a timeline for when carnitas would return to affected stores.

Chipotle Puts Pork Offerings On Hold After Suspending Supplier Over Violation

In New York City on Tuesday, a sign on the door of a Chipotle location stated, ``SORRY, NO CARNITAS.''

As 1010 WINS' Holli Haerr reported, New Yorkers said that they like carnitas, but enjoy plenty of other things.

"It's sort of their marketing and publicity is based on treating animals humanely," one man said.

Arnold declined to specify the nature of the supplier's violation. But with pork, he said the most notable demand Chipotle makes of its suppliers is that pigs are raised in humane conditions.

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