The FDA has announced it is investigating an outbreak of ‘adverse reactions’ to Daily Harvest’s Crumbles, specifically the French Lentil & Leek flavour. Daily harvest recalled the item in line with complaints from consumers.
At least 133 reports of ‘adverse events’ have been received by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from consumers. The product was shipped nationwide throughout the United States.
“In response to Consumer Adverse Event Reports (CAERS) and Consumer Complaints submitted to the FDA, the FDA has initiated an investigation, including an inspection and sample collection in an effort to determine the cause of illnesses,” a spokesperson said.
“If you experience symptoms including yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), dark urine, itching with no rash, gastrointestinal illness, nausea, fatigue, body aches, severe abdominal pain and/or fever after consuming this product, please consult with your healthcare provider.”
Daily Harvest Crumble Recall
On 17 June, Daily Harvest recalled the crumble product after it received complaints from consumers of gastrointestinal illnesses and abnormal liver function. Some patients also reported having to have their gallbladders removed.
In total, more than 470 reports of illnesses have been reported on social media, the FDA’s reporting system, and to legal professionals like PGMBM. Of those reported, 42 people required hospitalization.
Harris Pogust, Founding Partner and Chairman at PGMBM, said: “We have been hearing reports of sickness directly and through social media for a number of days now. We would urge anyone who has become ill after consuming the product to get in touch with us so that we can continue our investigations and help you as best we can.
More than 28,000 packages of the product were distributed to consumers from 28 April to 17 June through online sales, direct delivery, and at Daily Harvest stores.
Daily Harvest issued a credit for the recalled product and they, and the FDA, are recommending that consumers dispose of the product.
Sickness arising from crumble
Most people who have reported sickness have been women between the ages of 25 and 45. They have many symptoms consistent with a type of liver disease such as hepatitis, but at least 20 of them have had to have their gallbladders removed.
Daily Harvest’s Crumble was recalled nationwide, but the states where people have reported sickness from the Daily Harvest crumble are 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.
FDA’s investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Please get in touch with us and let your healthcare provider know you have recently consumed the recalled Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles.
We are looking into the Daily Harvest Recall, so please get in touch if you think you might have a claim.