Three People Hospitalized After Eating Candy at Cambridge Fair

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Waterloo Region, Ontario On September 8, 2019, Waterloo Regional Police received reports of three people, one adult and two children, who were hospitalized after eating candy at the Cambridge Fair.

The candy was sold in clear cellophane wrappers, approximately six inches by four inches, with about 29 pieces of red and black candy in each wrapper.

The candy was sold at a stand in the Country Market area of the arena, immediately inside the doors to the fairgrounds.

All candy that was being sold by the vendor has been turned over to police. This is not believed to be an intentional act and it’s believed the vendor was unaware that the candy may have been contaminated.

All three individuals involved have been treated and released from hospital.

The investigation is ongoing and Waterloo Regional Police are consulting with Region of Waterloo Public Health to further assess the situation and risk of broader distribution.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Inquiries:

Cherri Greeno

Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Information

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773

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