Daily Harvest Recalls Lentils Amid Claims of Severe Illness – CNET

Vegan meal delivery service Daily Harvest has issued a voluntary recall following customer complaints of stomach pain and food poisoning-like symptoms surfaced on social media. The affected food appears to be Daily Harvest’s French Lentil Plus Leek Crumbles, one of the brand’s newer offerings. 

Ailments related to the lentil dish were reported on Reddit and other social media platforms and range from an “upset stomach and vomiting” to “extreme fatigue, dark urine, low-grade fever and whole-body itching with no rash.”

Daily Harvest reached out to CNET directly in an email. The statement read, “We have received customer reports of gastrointestinal issues after consuming French Lentil Plus Leek Crumbles. Out of an abundance of caution, please dispose of any French Lentil Plus Leek Crumbles and do not eat them.” 

As of 3:11 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 22, the brand reported that “all pathogen and toxicology results have come back negative so far, but we’re continuing to do extensive testing and will keep you updated.”

An official statement from Daily Harvest was posted on June 19 and updated with new information on June 22. 

The brand also updated the captions on a series of odd and cryptic Instagram posts, which appear to have been since taken down. The posts alluded to the issues alongside glamour shots of the allegedly harmful lentil dish, and the captions directed followers to Daily Harvest’s official statement but didn’t include explicit information.


Daily Harvest seemed to almost tease followers with sparse information on social media about the potentially tainted lentils in posts with glamour shots of the food. It did not go over well.

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One follower commented, “An important message that should be in the caption at LEAST! Shame on you.” Another wrote, “Wow. You guys are really making people work to get this information.”

CNET recently tested and reviewed Daily Harvest, which ships frozen prepared meals including vegan smoothies, soups, bowls and flatbreads to customers. While we didn’t experience any issues, we urge anyone with the affected food to discard it immediately. The brand has no reported history of sending tainted or unsafe foods.

If you have questions or concerns, you can email Daily Harvest directly at hello@daily-harvest.com.

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