Although the FDA does not out Daily Harvest by name, over the last week I have directed over 100 people to report their illnesses to the FDA. Of note is that a recall was initiated and the only frozen food recall in the last week has been the Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles.
Since this outbreak broke (thanks to social media – TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and various online platforms – Reddit), we have been contacted and retained by over 125 people – mainly women between the ages of 25-45. They are all active, health conscious and sick with nearly identical symptoms of acute liver failure. Collectively, their liver function tests were extremely elevated. Some have dropped and some have not. At lease 20 people have endured their gall bladder being removed. All are worried about the long-term impacts on their health by an ingredient causing the illness, that to date has not been determined after extensive blood work, imaging and live biopsies.
Thankfully, many of the people did not take Daily Harvest’s advice and throw the product out. We are in the process of gather leftover product – about 40 opened and unopened bags – and having it tested for a broad range of toxins and chemicals. Hopefully between our tests and the testing being done by Daily Harvest and the FDA, we will figure out what is causing these illnesses, and what, if any, long-term impacts are of concern.