Breitbart News is reporting that Chipotle Mexican Grill has removed the “Fast Food Wheel” menu item from its fast food menu.
The move comes after the chain received a letter from the USDA regarding the “Wheel” items.
Chipotle confirmed to Breitbart News that it is taking the move in response to the letter from USDA and other government agencies.
The company has yet to confirm the move was in response for Fast Food Wheel.
“We are taking the actions required by the letter and are providing a notification on our website,” Chipotle told Breitbart News in an email statement.
“The Wheel was removed from our menu on September 17, 2018 and has not been reinstated since,” Chipotles statement continued.
Chipotles removal of the “fast food wheel” item from the menu comes just days after the USDA warned Chipotle about the dangers of putting fast food ingredients into human food.
On September 20, 2018, the USDA’s Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to Chipotle, noting that ingredients that can be found in food could lead to foodborne illnesses.
The agency also cited the dangers posed by the “frequent and repeated mixing of ingredients into fast food products.”
“Foodborne illness is one of the leading public health threats in the United States, and the use of ingredients in foods can lead to health problems for individuals, their families and communities,” the letter said.
“The risk posed by a foodborne illness or illness associated with the consumption of a food is high.
We also urge you to use common sense and respect your company’s policy.”
In addition to the “foodborne illness” warning, the FDA warned Chipotls use of the Fast Food wheel could pose “safety risks for consumers.”
The “Wheel of Frying,” which is used to mix ingredients and then heat them, is not considered a “food,” the FDA said.
The FDA did not specify what risks the Fast Fast Wheel posed to consumers.
The USDA is also urging Chipotlas owners to follow FDA guidelines.
“Your company has not followed FDA guidelines for its use of products from sources other than those that the FDA has established are safe,” the USDA said.