Chipotle said Wednesday that it will no longer share its nutritional information with the U.S. government in response to the Trump Administration’s order to ban any companies that provide nutritional information to people.
Chipotle said in a statement that it believes this is a critical step to protect consumers from misleading or deceptive claims about its food.
Chipotle also said that it has not had an opportunity to review the FDA’s request for public comment, and will be working with the company’s stakeholders to determine how best to comply with this order.
Chipotle CEO Steve Ells said in the statement that the company will continue to work closely with the FDA and its stakeholders to address any concerns that this may have raised.
In the statement, Ells added that the decision was a matter of privacy and respect for the privacy of all of our customers.
The order, issued on January 26, was blocked in part because of the company disclosing data that is not required under federal law.
This is not the first time that Chipotle has been the target of the Trump Adminstration.
The company in January asked a federal judge to block a similar ban, and Chipotle argued that it had no authority to collect nutrition data in the first place.