Last night KTVB reported on an unnamed Boise restaurant linked to Salmonella illnesses, a few hours later it announced that Idaho Central District Health Department officials (who took Friday off for training) were investigating a number of confirmed Salmonella cases that may be related to the Boise Co-op.
There have been about 30 cases that have tested positive, CDHD said.
The CDHD is currently working to find the source and going over proper procedure and protocol with the Boise Co-op.
According to the CDHD, the Co-Op is fully cooperating with the investigation.
CDHD says it appears the time frame of exposure was between June 1 and June 7.
Christine Myron, spokeswoman with the CDHD, told KBOI 2News that the state is investigating the Boise Co-op after a Salmonella outbreak occurred during the first part of June.
“We are investigating the reported cases and are working to find the source – specifically how it got into food prepared and sold in their facility,” Myron said in an email.
The first report came in June 9.
The state says in addition to interviewing those who became ill, health officials have taken multiple food samples and are awaiting those results, as well as the results of whether these confirmed cases to-date are the same strain of Salmonella.
Here’s the full written statement from the Co-op.
“The Central District Health Department (CDHD) informed the Boise Co-op that there is a salmonella outbreak in the area. The CDHD performed inspections over a two day period at Boise Co-op and found no health code violations during this time.”
“The investigation is ongoing and we are taking it very seriously. We are working closely with the CDHD to ensure they have all the information they need. These incidents appear to be related to food consumed between June 1 and June 7, 2015.”