Understandably, my nearly 350 clients sickened by Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles (and possibly additional products) are frightened and angered by the lack of information about the contaminant in the tara, that according the the FDA, has hospitalized over 100 with symptoms consistent with acute liver failure. Dozens of people have had their gall bladders removed, as well as several with liver biopsies. Hundreds have suffered through over two months of illness with unbearable pain, jaundice, multiple procedures, including extensive blood draws, MRI’s, CT scans – and the list goes on. Because they do not know what has sickened them, they fear the future complications that may or may not appear. Medical bills are now pouring in that risk credit score damage and bankruptcy for some.
And, what did they do – they thought they were eating something healthy.
The below is the last official update from Daily Harvest ( nearly 1 month ago) as they now go about their way on other social media sites touting their food safety protocols and marketing additional products. I think customers deserve more.
We have asked privately that Daily Harvest and its manufacturer, Stone Gate, to consider three things – 1) to provide us samples of tara to independently test, 2) to name the tara supply chain so that can be brought into the pending litigation so all responsible parties are in the same Courtroom, and 3) to consider helping victims financially now to avoid making their suffering even worse.
So far – silence. They can delay the above, but eventually the Court will force compliance with each of the three.
In an effort to get to the root cause of the contamination, I have shared with Daily Harvest, Stone Gate AND THE FDA, redacted information about hundreds of peoples’ symptoms and test results. We have also provided all three with product test results in real time.
The goal of all should be to find out what happened and what is causing the suffering and to stop it – isn’t it?
And, Stone Gate has said nothing.
Watch this space and court filings.