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Influencers allege Daily Harvest responsible for food poisoning incidents

Social media influencers are speaking out as Daily Harvest faces heavy scrutiny after the FDA reported that hundreds of customers became sick after consuming its French Lentil and Leek Crumbles frozen meal.

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- The Food and Drug Administration is reporting nearly 100 people have been hospitalized and hundreds more became sick after consuming Daily Harvest French Lentil and Leek Crumbles Frozen Meal. Now, Daily Harvest recalled the product in June, but the company still hasn't identified the problem.

And now influencers who ate the product in order to promote it are speaking out, sharing their experiences that landed some of them in the hospital. A 30-year-old vegan wellness influencer reports he had to have his gallbladder removed two weeks after trying the lentils. A 27-year-old model who tried the food at a pop-up event landed in the hospital and now says she has cried every day since June 16th because of persistent stomach issues.

Well, the FDA reports approximately 28,000 units of the product were distributed to customers between late April and mid-July. The company now faces a number of lawsuits.