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Illness traced to sushi from Concord Harris-Teeter, health officials say
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Illness traced to sushi from Concord Harris-Teeter, health officials say

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AFC sushi sold at two Concord locations of Harris-Teeter between Nov. 13 and Nov. 19 have been linked to illness.

Public health officials in Cabarrus County are investigating multiple reports of illness linked to AFC sushi from Harris Teeter stores in Concord.

The Cabarrus Health Alliance is aware of more than 10 people who are sick, and all consumed sushi between Nov. 13 and Nov. 19 from the AFC Sushi kiosk located in two Harris Teeter stores.

Affected people have reported vomiting, diarrhea, fever, muscle aches and abdominal cramps. The stores are at 358 George W. Liles Pkwy NW, and 1245 Concord Parkway North.

Using loyalty card transaction data, Harris Teeter has identified and notified 429 households which purchased sushi at the locations this month. Harris Teeter and and the health alliance, formerly known as the county health department, say they are publishing the information because an additional 107 sushi transactions occurred without the use of a loyalty card.

“We are encouraging anyone who purchased sushi from the George W. Liles or the Concord Parkway Harris Teeter between November 13 and November 19, to throw away any purchased items or leftovers,” said Chrystal Swinger, the Cabarrus County environmental health director.

“... Harris Teeter removed and discarded all sushi products from the two stores,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “The departments have undergone a thorough deep cleaning and sanitation. We have re-opened following inspection and approval by Cabarrus Health Alliance.”

People who are sick are encouraged to stay hydrated and seek medical attention if symptoms do not improve within 24 hours. The Cabarrus Health Alliance encourages anyone who visits their doctor to request a stool sample to help identify the pathogen.

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