press release

Public Health Investigating Outbreak of Food-Borne Illness

Sarnia, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) is currently investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infection in people who recently ate at the Barakat restaurant in Sarnia.

At the time of this release, LPH has received laboratory confirmation of four cases related to this outbreak. The department is currently following up with several others who have reported becoming ill after eating at this restaurant.

The investigation into the source of this outbreak is ongoing. The owners of the restaurant are cooperating with Lambton Public Health and have voluntarily closed while LPH ensures there is no on-going risk of illness.

Members of the public who ate at the Barakat restaurant between October 21st and October 29th and became ill with symptoms of Salmonella infection (diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps, vomiting) are advised to:

  • Report the illness to Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331 or toll free 1-800-667-1839
  • Contact their health care provider as needed if symptomatic

Additional information on Salmonella infections and how to prevent them can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Health website.


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