Chipotle has partnered with Azzule’s Local Farmer Program to provide on-site food safety training and audits of local growers throughout the United States. Azzule is a third-party auditor that has the infrastructure and expertise to design and conduct food safety audits that ensure our local growers have proper HACCP in place and meet our strict safety and quality requirements. Azzule validated our grower community with our Food Safety Team and confirmed that all our growers have third-party audits in good standing. This work includes implementing procedural changes in the field and during packing, as well as updating equipment and other aspects of each farm, to enhance the safety and quality of the product. Our internal Food Safety team, led by James Marsden, Ph.D., and Arturo Tanus, Ph.D, review the results of Azzule’s audits. These internal experts ensure local growers meet our requirements and independently evaluate the growers HACCP plans and safety documentation.