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FDA investigating multiple cases of liver damage from Daily Harvest

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FDA investigating multiple cases of liver damage from Daily Harvest


@Trouble_007 13 days

Replying to @Herodotus38 🎙

So many disparate symptoms and diagnoses in the reddit post.

search >'lentil poisoning'< @DDG : <https://html.duckduckgo.com/html/?q='lentil poisoning'>

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@aurizon 14 days

Replying to @Herodotus38 🎙

This reminds me of an incident a few years ago where a Chinese company created a protein powder that contained melamine ( a high nitrogen ingredient) that he sold to people for cat/dog food and baby food. The melamine fooled the nitrogen/protein quality control on incoming ingredients so the maker felt the ingredient met all specs. Sadly, the inherent toxicity killed thousands of cat all over the world as well as a number of children. Child fatalities were lower as mothers soon detected WTF with their babies and a urine test saved most. Cats/dogs were not so lucky. I wonder if these crumbles are toxic? Some mention of aflatoxin a common rotted protein toxic substance, often found in rotted peanuts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_pet_food_recalls

I read somewhere that one or more Chinese executives were executed over the child deaths - but I was unable to find a link about this.

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@Herodotus38 14 days

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The above link is to r/DailyHarvest where multiple users recount their stories of having abdominal pain, elevated liver examinations, being hospitalized and in some cases having their gallbladders removed as the presumptive cause was cholecystitis in some patients. It is unclear what the cause is but some are speculating aflatoxins in the leek/lentil crumbles would fit.

The WSJ (paywalled of course) has an article today as well: https://www.wsj.com/articles/daily-harvest-recalls-lentil-an...

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