More Minnesota cases of e.coli reported, Applebee's changes suppliers

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More Minnesota cases of e.coli reported, Applebee's changes suppliers

July 17, 2014 Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The number of e.coli cases in Minnesota linked to the restaurant chain Applebee's has increased.

The Minnesota Department of Health says following interviews with 14 of 15 people who have fallen ill, investigators confirmed that 12 of the ill people ate at Applebee's locations.

One case was reported in Duluth, another in Bemidji.

A St. Paul law firm filed suit against the restaurant chain earlier this week seeking $75,000 in damages on behalf of one client.

Applebee's has voluntarily changed suppliers in order to reintroduce the Oriental Chicken Salad to the menu at restaurants throughout Minnesota on Friday.

The chain pulled the menu item earlier this week after being linked to the e.coli cases.

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