food poisoning outbreak has been linked to AFC Sushi sold at two Harris Teeter locations in North Carolina, according to county health officials.  More than 10 people who purchased the product at AFC Sushi kiosks inside the Harris Teeter stores on George W. Liles Pkwy and Concord Parkway, have been sickened.

Information from shopper card records shows that 429 households purchased the sushi which was sold from November 13, 2020, to November 19, 2020. Store records show an additional 107 customers purchased the sushi without using loyalty cards. Health officials investigating the outbreak 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 to determine which bacteria is causing the illnesses.

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Two major Salmonella outbreaks have been linked to sushi in recent years. In both outbreaks, the contaminated ingredient was identified as imported tuna. The Cabarrus Health Alliance did not provide information on which types of sushi were purchased by the people who became ill.

The product has been removed from the stores and the departments were allowed to reopen following an inspection after a deep cleaning, health officials said.

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