Food delivery service Daily Harvest recalls lentil product after customers report illness

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Plant-based food delivery service Daily Harvest has released a public advertisement. revoke of its French lentil and leek product on June 22 after dozens of customers reported they got sick after eating it, Wall Street Magazine reports. The report states that some people have reported having had gallbladder surgery after consuming the product. In some cases, consumers have said that their doctors cannot determine why their patients are experiencing liver damage, abdominal pain, fever, and more.

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This is stated in the message Daily Harvest. Blog Post that all pathogen and toxicology results so far have been negative, but he will continue testing. The company says it is contacting customers who report adverse reactions and collecting data for further investigation.

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“We have launched an investigation to determine the root cause of the reported health issues,” the company said in a blog post. “We are working closely with the FDA and several independent labs to investigate this. We’re working with a panel of experts to help us sort this out, including microbiologists, toxin and pathogen experts, and allergists.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that the FDA has declined to confirm whether it is investigating the product.

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Last week, a New York-based company asked customers to dispose of a French lentil and leek product after a “small number” of people reported gastrointestinal discomfort. Daily Harvest offered a $10 credit to people who bought the product, which launched in April.

Daily Harvest was launched in 2015 and stated that valued at over $1 billion following Series D funding last November. The company was supported by many celebrities, including Bobby Flay, Gwyneth Paltrow, Serena Williams and others. Daily Harvest often enlists influencers to try their products, some of whom have now documented their illnesses on Instagram as well as tik tak.

Daily Harvest did not respond to TechCrunch’s request for comment.




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