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Hawaii sushi chain tied to hepatitis A outbreak tosses food

A popular restaurant chain in Hawaii that serves sushi on a conveyor belt threw out food and scrubbed its counters Tuesday after state authorities identified its raw scallops as the probable source of a hepatitis A outbreak.

Genki Sushi was ordered to close its 10 restaurants on Oahu and one on Kauai, said Peter Oshiro, Hawaii State Department of Health sanitation branch chief. The restaurants must dispose of their food supply and disposable items like cups and napkins and disinfect the facilities before they reopen.

The department on Monday identified imported frozen scallops served raw at the restaurants as the source of the outbreak, which has sickened 168 people so...

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