The Associated Press reports that German agricultural authorities are finding local bean sprouts as the primary cause of the E. coli outbreak in Europe. The tainted sprouts have been traced to a farm in Lower Saxony, the northwest region of Germany that includes the cities of Bremen and Hanover.

Twenty-two people have died and more than 2,000 have become ill from the outbreak. Bean sprouts are usually eaten raw in salads.

A press conference is planned later today to give more details on the German government's findings.