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Darden Restaurants faces investigations, lawsuits after food poisoning outbreak

Contaminated salad served at Olive Garden, Red Lobster sickened hundreds of diners

The company behind the restaurants Red Lobster and Olive Garden is feeling sick after being linked to the nationwide cyclospora outbreak.

As of Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had reported more than 500 cases of cyclospora—an intestinal illness—in 16 states. At least 30 people have been hospitalized as a result.

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