This past June, Daily Harvest, a vegan meal delivery service that sells soups, smoothies, and more recalled one of its products, French Lentil + Leek Crumbles, after hundreds of consumer reports of gastrointestinal illness, potential liver function issues, and other adverse reactions. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), from April 28 to June 17, 2022, around 28,000 units of the recalled product were distributed to consumers throughout the United States via online sales, direct delivery, and retail sales. Samples were also given to a small number of consumers. Daily Harvest received around 470 reports of illness, which the FDA took immediate steps to investigate. Consumers on social media have reported experiencing nausea, fevers, vomiting, and headaches. Some have even had to undergo surgery to remove their gallbladders.
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