Daily Harvest Recalls Lentil Crumbles After Consumers Report Gastrointestinal Issues and Hospitalizations

Daily Harvest, a company that specializes in delivering plant-based meals and snacks, is recalling one of its products after dozens of consumers have reported an array of gastrointestinal issues via social media. The product in question is Daily Harvest's French Lentil and Leek Crumbles, which have since been discontinued.

In a notice to customers on June 19, the New York-based brand acknowledged that it has "received customer reports of French Lentil and Leek Crumbles causing gastrointestinal issues." According to multiple Reddit, Twitter, and Instagram users, there have been reported experiences of nausea, vomiting, and liver damage after consuming the lentil dish.


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One Reddit user noted that his wife was hospitalized for two days with liver damage, while others chimed in with very similar experiences, and multiple people had to have their gallbladders removed. Over on Twitter and Instagram, users shared similar stories, with some saying they experienced symptoms similar to severe food poisoning.

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"Nothing matters more than the health and safety of our customers and we deeply value the trust you put in us and our food every day," Daily Harvest said in a statement. "We took immediate steps to address what we heard from customers, reaching out to every person who received French Lentil + Leek Crumbles, instructing them to dispose of the product and not eat it. We simultaneously launched an investigation with internal and external experts throughout our supply chain and in accordance with regulatory procedures. We will share more information as soon as it's available."

While the Food and Drug Administration has yet to issue a formal recall notice, many people who claim they were sickened by the Daily Harvest crumbles have said they contacted the FDA as well as their local health authorities, so a formal recall announcement may be forthcoming.

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The statement from Daily Harvest concluded: "Our mission has always been to take care of food so food can take care of you. That means quality, safety, and transparency are and always will be our top priorities. If you have any French Lentil + Leek Crumbles, please dispose of them and do not eat them. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at hello@daily-harvest.com so we can follow up with you directly."