United Norwest Co-op is keeping the deli counter closed at its store in Hazel Grove, Stockport, as environmental health officers continue to investigate possible sources of last week's E.coli 0157 outbreak in the area. There are nine confirmed cases of the disease. Three people are still in hospital. General manager for co-operative affairs Mark Craig stressed swabs taken from the counter immediately had all been negative. He said there had been few signs of panic. "Most customers have been supportive. The product recall was successful. Our helpline has had very few calls." {{NEWS }}