June 29, 2022 || 11:43 pm

Daily Harvest sued over, illness linked to lentils, but cause, remains a medical mystery..!

Problems continue to mount, for Daily Harvest, a popular vegan food company that ships directly, to customers.

On Monday, an Oklahoma woman, Carol, Ann Ready, sued the company, alleging she was, hospitalized after eating its “French Lentil + Leek Crumbles” and had, to get her gallbladder removed.

At least 470 people have reported, illnesses after consuming the crumbles, according to Daily, Harvest. Ready’s attorney, Bill Marler, said he is now, representing nearly 100, people with potential claims against the company.

“All of these people are, relatively young, healthy people and all of them are having, essentially the same symptoms and the same, liver dysfunction and the same pain,” Marler said.

But the precise cause of the, ailment remains a medical mystery.

“The symptoms for this are just not, typical of what we would see with your, traditional type of hazards in food,” said Martin Bucknavage, a senior food safety, extension associate at Penn, State University. “It’s different, and it’s not something, I’ve ever seen.”

On Monday, Rachel Drori, Dail,y Harvest’s CEO and founder, said in a statement that, the company has been working with the Food and Drug Administration and other, experts to, investigate the issue, but that tests for common food-borne pathogens, toxins and, allergens “have all come back negative.”

“Despite consulting with, numerous experts, cooperating with FDA’s investigation, working with our, supply chain, and conducting extensive testing, we have not yet identified a cause,” she, said. “I recognize this is so frustrating. I am incredibly, frustrated.”

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