About a week ago, reports of illness among Daily Harvest customers began to surface. Many who had eaten French Lentil + Leek Crumbles from the meal delivery service were reporting food poisoning symptoms including abdominal cramps, vomiting, and frequent bouts of diarrhea. But some were experiencing more serious symptoms such as problems with liver function and other organs.
At the end of last week, Daily Harvest issued a recall for the French Lentil + Leek Crumbles saying the company had received 470 complaints of illness and adverse reactions. In the days that followed, reports emerged of Daily Harvest customers who had to have their gallbladders removed and contacted food safety lawyers.
As lawsuits mount and gallbladders disappear, the U.S. Food And Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to discover the source of the problem. “We have spent the past ten days working with the FDA, state agencies and multiple independent labs, as well as experts in microbiology, food safety and toxicology to conduct testing. These tests cover common food-borne pathogens, toxins, and allergens. Results thus far have all come back negative,” a June 27 statement on the Daily Harvest website reads.
The company’s Founder and CEO Rachel Drori said in the statement that she believes the problem is limited to the French Lentil + Leek Crumbles product and the company’s other products are not affected.
The recall includes about 28,000 units sold between April 28 and June 17, 2022. These products were distributed to customers and online influencers nationwide through direct delivery and through sales at stores and pop-up locations.
The recalled items were sold frozen in 12-oz, white pouches with the words “Daily Harvest,” and “CRUMBLES,” and “French Lentil + Leek.” All lot codes are affected.
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