Ron Simon & Associates Files Another Salmonella Lawsuit Against Boise Co-Op

Jul 01, 2015, 13:25 ET from Ron Simon & Associates

BOISE, Idaho, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates, along with local counsel Petersen Lawyers of Boise, Idaho, filed another lawsuit stemming from Salmonella-contaminated food served by the Boise Co-Op at its airport kiosk at the Boise Airport.  The firms have now filed suits on behalf of three victims of the outbreak.

A copy of the complaint is available upon request.        

The lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Ada County, Idaho, on behalf of Boise resident David Hayden.  Mr. Hayden purchased a contaminated sandwich from the Boise Co-Op Airport kiosk.  He arrived in Mexico the next day only to be sick throughout his vacation.  When he returned to the U.S. for medical treatment, he tested positive for Salmonella matching the Boise Co-Op outbreak strain.

Central District Health Department investigators subsequently interviewed David and linked his illness to the Boise Co-Op Salmonella outbreak.

Boise Co-Op Deli Closed after Wave of Salmonella Cases

Health officials have now confirmed at least 280 Salmonella victims from contaminated food served by the Boise Co-Op.  The restaurant's management has also confirmed that food testing revealed Salmonella contamination in at least three common ingredients, including tomatoes, onions, and raw turkey.  The deli remained closed during the investigation, and re-opened on June 19th after management cleaned the restaurant.

According to Boise Co-Op's marketing manager, Mo Valko, the Boise Co-Op sees this "as an opportunity to put as many safe practices in place as possible. We have made a couple of changes to the arrangements of the equipment in the back. We have added an additional hand-washing sink just to help with workflow and we will have color-coded cutting boards as well."

Attorney Ron Simon Issues Statement for Victims, Sets up Salmonella Claim Center

Lead attorney Ron Simon, who represents Mr. Hayden and several other Boise Co-Op victims, issued the following statement today: "The injuries caused by this outbreak could have been prevented with simple, clear safety procedures. Through this litigation, we will examine Boise Co-Op's unsafe practices and make sure that they do not occur again." 

Mr. Simon and his law firm have established a Boise Co-Op Salmonella Claims Center to assist victims of the outbreak.  The Claims Center can be reached toll-free at 1-888-335-4901.

About Ron Simon

Over the last 20 years, Ron Simon and his colleagues have prosecuted thousands of food poisoning cases for victims across the United States.  His work has resulted in numerous upgrades to food safety procedures in Fortune 500 companies and in legislation designed to protect consumers from dangerous food-borne pathogens. 

Mr. Simon and his clients have been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and virtually all other major television networks and print media.   Mr. Simon has collected over $600,000,000 for his clients.  He regularly publishes articles about food safety and litigation at which are read by viewers in over 180 countries.

Through litigation, media commentary, and his food poisoning publications, Mr. Simon relentlessly challenges food manufacturers, distributors, and restaurants to do a better job in making our food safe.  

For media inquiries or more information on the Boise Co-Op Salmonella outbreak and ongoing litigation, please contact Ron Simon directly at (713) 819-8116 or

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