So, who made the Tara, Daily Harvest, Stone Gate, Revive?

As Maya Angelou would say – “when we know better, we do better”.

For those who have been following my blog the last few weeks, there is little surprise that Tara has been the likely link to some or all the illnesses from Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles (and possibly other Daily Harvest products) and Revive smoothies – specifically, the Pineapple and Mango (which is not longer for sale).

Here, in part was an email from Daily Harvest today – no such email from Stone Gate (Daily Harvest’s manufacturer) nor from Revive:

From: Rachel at Daily Harvest <>
Date: Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 4:01 PM
Subject: An update about our French Lentil + Leek Crumbles investigation

At this time, we have identified Tara flour as the cause of the issue. Our extensive investigation has involved many experts analyzing data from all sources. We have only used this ingredient in French Lentil + Leek Crumbles and we are no longer sourcing from this producer who does not provide any ingredients for our 140+ other items. This was the first and only time we’ve used Tara flour, which has been available and used in the North American market as a plant-based source of protein prior to our use. Our investigation team will continue working with the FDA, the Tara flour producer, and others to help determine what specifically made people sick. 

Although Tara may well be the common ingredient linked to the illnesses, to date what contaminate has not yet been identified.  And, I might add, neither has the Tara manufacturer nor the importer.

That may well have prompted this response from one former customer:

To: <>

Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 02:40:06 PM MDT

Subject: Re: An update about our French Lentil + Leek Crumbles investigation

This makes my blood boil – I find it OFFENSIVE that these emails are always such a source of promotion for Daily Harvest and what an excellent job DH is doing.  This issue was not handled responsibly – I was one who was VERY ill for a month, hospitalized, tested numerous times trying to determine what was wrong while I was bedridden.  Talked doctors out of removing my gall bladder.   I had to discover on social media, not from Daily Harvest what was making me so ill…..shameful.  This organization is despicable.  By the way, Bill Marler (my attorney) is the one who figured out it was the Tara flour that poisoned us.  Way to take the credit for that.  

Rachel, you may have started this business with the best intentions, but you got lost along the way -forgot the importance/value of the health of your consumer & running a responsible organization.  Would never ingest one of your products again.

As Maya Angelou would say – “when we know better, we do better”.

To date we have been retained by 293 acute liver failure survivors (some 30 left without a gallbladder) of Daily Harvest Crumbles (containing Tara), and we are investigating nearly another 30 Daily Harvest illnesses linked to other products. We have also been retained by nearly a dozen people sickened by Revive smoothies that also contained Tara.

Much more to be uncovered. I feel a field trip to Peru?

Early morning in wonderful Machu Picchu