Outbreak Linked to AFC Sushi Sold at Harris Teeter Stores in NC

A food poisoning outbreak linked to AFC Sushi sold at two Harris Teeter locations in North Carolina has sickened more than 10 people, according to county health officials. The product was sold from November 13, 2020, to November 19, 2020, at AFC Sushi kiosks inside the Harris Teeter stores on George W. Liles Pkwy and Concord Parkway.

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Shopper card records show that 429 households purchased the sushi during that time period. And store records show an additional 107 customers purchased the sushi without using loyalty cards. Health officials are urging anyone who ate the product and experienced food poisoning symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, fever, muscle aches and abdominal cramps to see a doctor and submit a stool sample for testing. This will help health officials determine which bacteria is the source of the outbreak.

Tuna sushi

Sushi has been the source of two major Salmonella outbreaks in recent years. In both outbreaks, the contamination was traced to imported tuna. The Cabarrus Health Alliance did not provide information on which types of sushi are associated with these illnesses.

Health officials say the product has been removed from the stores, the departments were cleaned and allowed to reopen following an inspection.

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