Sushi King’s lunch opening was short-lived because the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services realized two employees had not been cleared to return to work. The two workers had tested negative once, but the department requires two negative stool samples. The second sample is being tested at a Little Rock lab.

After extensive testing, the Health Department did not find any salmonella bacteria at Sushi King. There is no definite date when the lab results will be available, but the first tests were clean. When the second tests come back clean, the restaurant can be reopened.