Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) and officials with the grocery chain Harris Teeter are investigating more than 150 reports of illness linked to AFC sushi purchased at two retail locations in North Carolina.

As of Tuesday officials had not yet reported what pathogen might be involved.

Those ill are experiencing symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, fever, muscle aches and abdominal cramps. All have consumed sushi from the third-party AFC Sushi kiosk located within the two Harris Teeter stores between Nov. 13 and Nov. 19.

Using loyalty card transaction data, Harris Teeter has identified and notified 429 households that purchased sushi products at the implicated locations in Concord, NC. 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 Nov. 13 and Nov. 19, to throw away any purchased items or leftovers,” said Chrystal Swinger, CHA Environmental Health Director.

Anyone who ate sushi from one of the locations and developed symptoms of food poisoning should call Cabarrus Health Alliance – Environmental Health Department at 704-920-1207.

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