Women from Iowa and Nebraska have filed lawsuits against the company that owns Olive Garden restaurants, saying they became sick after eating at the business.
Federal court documents show Kelly Kunc of Hiawatha, Iowa, and Joyce Nendza of Holt County, Neb., filed the lawsuits.
Minneapolis lawyer Ryan Osterholm, who filed the suits, says Kunc ate an Olive Garden in Cedar Rapids and Nendza ate at Sioux City's Olive Garden.
The suits were filed again Orlando-based Darden Restaurants, which owns the Olive Garden restaurants.
The Food and Drug Administration blamed an outbreak of severe stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska on salad contaminated with cyclospora that was supplied by a Mexican farm and served at the restaurants.
A Darden spokesman declined to comment.