- Protect your heath. Seek prompt medical care.
- DO NOT, as Daily Harvest suggested, “to dispose of it.” The product can be tested for pathogens, allergens and chemicals.
- Do not eat the product.
- Report your illness to the FDA. Here are the links: Phone the FDA Main Emergency Number at 866-300-4374 or phone the Consumer Complaint Coordinator for your state or area.
According to the Washington Post: Daily Harvest, a service that offers home deliveries of vegan frozen food it claims is good for consumers and the environment, is grappling with allegations that one of its products sickened people. The celebrity-backed company is “working with a group of experts to help us get to the bottom of this” after complaints from customers who said they had experienced stomach, liver and gallbladder issues after eating its French leek and lentil crumble, enlisting the Food and Drug Administration, “microbiologists, toxin and pathogen experts as well as allergists” to identify any problems, it said in a note to customers posted Wednesday on Instagram.
“All pathogen and toxicology results have come back negative so far, but we’re continuing to do extensive testing and will keep you updated,” the company wrote in the post.
The company on Sunday said it had advised anyone who had purchased the product — a blend that includes lentils, butternut squash, quinoa, hemp seed and cremini mushrooms and was marketed as a crunchy plant-based topping — to dispose of it.
We have been contacted by nearly two dozen people who have been suffering a range of severe digestive issues, including liver complications. Many have been hospitalized, with some suffering ongoing symptoms. We have multiple samples of the French leek and lentil crumble out to labs for testing.