The Durham Region Health Department is working with other health units, the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in the investigation of a salmonella outbreak that is linked to eating bean sprouts. As a result, the public is being advised not to eat bean sprouts until further notice.

In Durham Region, there are currently 15 cases that may be linked to this outbreak. Since the beginning of November, 290 laboratory-confirmed cases of salmonella across the province have been reported to the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. Normally, there are 20 to 25 cases reported per month in Ontario at this time of year.