In the past two months, there have been about 470 reports of sickness linked to a snack supplied by one of the most well-known meal delivery services in the U.S., and the business is now facing legal action.
In late June, Daily Harvest was the target of a lawsuit from a plaintiff in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The French Lentil + Leek Crumbles are the snack in question, and on June 23 it was formally recalled "due to consumer reports of gastrointestinal discomfort and possibly liver function abnormalities."
According to the document, 28,000 bags of the food were sent frozen directly to consumers, including the plaintiff's spouse.
According to Food Safety News, she claims to have bought it on May 3, consumed it on May 7, and visited the hospital on May 9 due to nausea, a headache, abdominal pain, and gastrointestinal discomfort as well as right shoulder pain.
She was experiencing liver and gallbladder issues and spent a total of four days in the hospital. Her gallbladder was reportedly removed by physicians on June 24.
According to the lawsuit, she has skipped work in the past and will do so again due to pain and suffering.
On June 17, Daily Harvest claims to have notified all customers who had purchased the crumbles as well as other consumers whose contact information was on file about the recall. All of these customers allegedly received a $10 credit for the recalled product.
Similar tales to those told by the customer who is currently suing Daily Harvest can be found in a Reddit thread with approximately 300 comments and other social media posts on Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok.
Many customers claim they were not properly informed of the problem, and the corporation has come under scrutiny for how it handled it.