Boise & Garden City

Salmonella reporting linked to Boise Co-op slows down

Reports of salmonella cases have slowed to a "trickle" this week according to Christine Myron, spokesperson for Central District Health Department.

The last tally shows there are 280 reports of cases connected to the Boise Co-op deli, Myron said. The first connected cases started coming into the CDHD up June 8. The store closed its deli temporarily to clean the store, update the work flow and install new sinks. They reopened Friday after CDHD inspected the kitchen's new setup and gave them the go-ahead.

At least three people represented by Russell Law Offices and Marler Clark have filed lawsuits against the Co-op regarding the salmonella outbreak. Judy Fisher, of Ada County, filed a lawsuit June 15, after getting diagnosed with salmonella after eating a tuna sandwich from the Co-op deli. Francisco Pantoja, of Payette County, filed a lawsuit June 18 after eating a deli sandwich and getting salmonella. Mary Henesh filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Co-op after eating a turkey sandwich from the deli and getting a salmonella diagnosis, according to her lawyer.