food_inspectionAudrey Dutton of the Boise Idaho Statesman reports that health inspectors who visited the Boise Co-op’s main location in the North End on July 24 found three critical violations. The violations, found in the deli and produce departments, came several weeks after a salmonella outbreak in which hundreds of reports were linked to the Boise Co-op deli.

  • The inspector found meat items in the deli’s walk-in coolers that were out of date or undated.
  • The inspector also found improper temperatures in the deli salad bar. Chopped chicken, caprese salad and pasta with chicken were being held at the wrong temperatures.
  • The inspector found that employees were using Orange Force degreaser and a peroxide multi-surface cleaner to clean and sanitize cutting boards and sinks.
  • Boise Co-op employees who tested positive for salmonella are still out of work, because they haven’t had two negative tests in a row.