Stomach Virus Linked to Bagged Salad at Olive Garden and Red Lobster

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Trouble, trouble, trouble. Photo: Olive Garden

It turns out that Olive Garden and Red Lobster outposts in Iowa and Nebraska served the parasite-ridden Taylor Farms de Mexico salad mix that caused the recent outbreak of cyclospora. The salad is now out of the food chain, but customers are suing, of course. More than 400 people in sixteen states have caught the terrible stomach virus. Remember: It's wise to wash and trim your own lettuce — or just eat sandwiches. [Earlier, Gawker]