Sushi King owners plan to reopen today, more than two weeks after voluntarily closing when 139 people reported illness from salmonella contamination after eating there last month.
John Wei said he’s basically opening a new restaurant after throwing out his food stock and "quadruple" washing and sanitizing other items.
Wei said customers will see new stickers on their take-out food when he reopens. The stickers will recommend a time frame for consumption, he said. Also, he plans to throw away sushi rice more quickly.
Food taken from the restaurant didn’t test positive for salmonella, but Ann Wright, department spokeswoman for the Arkansas Health and Human Services Department said the department didn’t get samples until days after people who were sickened ate at the restaurant.