June 21, 2024

FDA Investigates French Lentil and Leek Crumbles Illnesses

The FDA is investigating French Lentil and Leek Crumbles illnesses. That product is produced by Daily Harvest. Consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function have been received and "may be attributable" to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil and Leek Crumbles frozen product. We do not yet know the case count by state, but we do know that ill persons live in these 26 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. There are 133 patients, and 42 of those people have been hospitalized. The last illness onset date was … [Read more...]

What is Causing Daily Harvest French Lentils Crumbles Illnesses?

In the last few weeks, there have been almost 500 reports of adverse reactions from consumers who ate this product. Some people have required hospitalization, and at least one person underwent gallbladder surgery after showing signs of liver damage. In fact, a number of people reported that tests showed their liver enzymes were very elevated, and in most cases people said their symptom onset was quite sudden. The common stories being told by people who got sick after eating these lentil crumbles from Daily Harvest have led to a number of theories on what might be causing these symptoms. For its part, Daily Harvest put out a statement yesterday that reads, "We have spent the past ten days working with the FDA, state agencies and multiple independent labs, as well as experts in … [Read more...]

Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles Recalled; 470 Illnesses

Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles is being recalled after 470 complaints of illness and adverse reactions. Some people have suffered potential liver function issues. The recalling firm is Daily Harvest of New York, New York. About 28,000 units of this product were sold to consumers throughout the country through online sales and direct delivery. This product was also sold at the Daily Harvest store in Chicago, Illinois and a popup store in Los Angeles, California. Samples were also provided to a small number of consumers. Daily Harvest notified online sales and delivery customers through email about this issue. The recalled product is Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles that is sold frozen. It is packaged in a 12 ounce white pouch with the words "Daily Harvest" … [Read more...]

Daily Harvest French Lentil Crumbles Recalled After Consumer Illnesses

Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles is being recalled after consumers reported gastrointestinal "discomfort," according to news reports. The French Lentil + Leek Crumbles meal must be "heated to 165°F" according to package instructions. That means we don't know if it's a problem with the lectins in the lentils, or a pathogen that is causing the illnesses. While the report from Daily Harvest says consumers have experienced "discomfort," other posts on social media claim that some have been hospitalized with severe pain. Some patients are concerned about long term health problems such as liver damage. If the problem is that the lentils are not thoroughly cooked, compounds called lectins can be present in the legumes and can cause gastrointestinal distress. A study published … [Read more...]

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