Daily Harvest Recall Lawsuit

Today, people want to try plant-based diets due to concerns over their health and the environment. But, their busy schedules do not allow them the time to cook healthy meals. Daily Harvest offers easy plant-based meals straight to your door. Celebrity chefs and athletes even invested in this brand that promises effortless vegan food. 

However, Daily Harvest recently recalled its French Lentil + Leek Crumbles over serious health concerns. People reported extreme gastrointestinal issues and more after consuming the crumble topping. 

What is Daily Harvest? 

In 2015, Rachel Drori found Daily Harvest. Daily Harvest is a company that delivers a variety of simple plant-based meals. This food subscription service provides a wide selection of frozen foods. Customers can choose smoothies, soups, flatbreads, and much more. The company prides itself on its sustainable fruit and vegetable-based products. Their website guarantees meals that are quick and rich in nutrients. Chicago boasts a Daily Harvest retail location, while most sales are online. 

Healthy Convenience at a Price

Recently, the safety of Daily Harvest products has come into question. Over the years, social media influencers praised Daily Harvest for its nutritious options. Viral stars even received PR packages from Daily Harvest to promote their products.

But, over the last week, people took to social media to share their Daily Harvest horror stories. After eating Daily Harvest foods, people complained of stomach problems, fever, and nausea. Most of these claims centered on the French Lentil + Leek Crumbles. Others wrote that they were hospitalized after consuming the toppings. Daily Harvest reminded customers to cook the topping to a temperature of 165°F to avoid food poisoning.

Customers then received emails to throw out the French Lentil + Leek Crumbles and an offer for a $10 store credit. Patrons viewed this response as insensitive considering the severe reactions many people experienced. 

Daily Harvest Recall

On June 23, 2022, Daily Harvest recalled all French Lentil + Leek Crumbles. Daily Harvest revealed it knew of over 470 illnesses linked to the crunchy toppings. The FDA reports that Daily Harvest distributed over 28,000 units of the recalled product in the United States from April 28 to June 17, 2022. 

The recall urged customers with the product to immediately dispose of the topping. The product comes in a white 12oz package with the words “CRUMBLES” and “French Lentil + Leek” written on it. 

In a statement on Monday, the company has still not identified the root cause of the problems linked to the French Lentil + Leek Crumbles. The product tested negative for common foodborne pathogens and major allergens. But, the company remains confident the issues only apply to the recalled product and none of its other items.  

What Symptoms Have Been Reported?

  • Gallbladder issues
  • Liver damage
  • Stomach cramps
  • Dark urine
  • Vomiting 
  • Inflammation 
  • Hospitalization 

Daily Harvest Lawsuits

Those affected by the product demand justice after Daily Harvest’s poor response. Many people suffered painful and even life-threatening consequences after eating the crumbles. Also, those who visited the hospital now have high medical bills. 

On June 26, 2022, a woman named Carol Ann Ready filed a lawsuit against Daily Harvest. Ready claims she ate the product twice in May and experienced extreme pain. In late May, she was hospitalized with elevated liver enzymes and gallbladder dysfunction. On June 24, 2022, doctors removed her gallbladder. 

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