Revive Superfoods – Tara Flour Food Poisoning
Revive Superfoods recently removed their Mango and Pineapple smoothies from their website over safety concerns about an ingredient in the smoothie known as tara flour.
Numerous Revive Superfoods customers who purchased the Mango and Pineapple smoothie have reported falling ill after consuming the drink.
Zandi Holup, a country singer and influencer who was offered the chance to promote Revive Superfoods products on social media, told ABC7 News I-Team reporter Melanie Woodrow that she became sick after drinking the smoothie and had to be hospitalized four separate times. She stated that she suffered from severe symptoms, including liver problems.
Tara flour is a plant-based protein that is also used as an ingredient in another recently-recalled food product, Daily Harvest’s French Lentil + Leek Crumbles. Many customers and influencers became ill after consuming Daily Harvest’s crumbles and suffered from symptoms including liver issues, dark urine, fever, stomach pain, headaches, and nausea. Some had to visit the emergency room or be hospitalized. Daily Harvest has confirmed that the cause of the illnesses was tara flour, though it should be noted that Daily Harvest and Revive Superfoods source their tara flour from different producers.
While Revive Superfoods removed the Pineapple and Mango smoothie from its menu and has tested its tara flour for pathogens and toxins, some have alleged that the company did not do enough to warn customers about the potential dangers associated with products they may still have in their freezers.
What to Do If You Become Sick After Drinking a Revive Superfoods Smoothie
Did you become ill after consuming the Pineapple and Mango smoothie made by Revive Superfoods? If so, you should consider following these steps to protect yourself and your rights:
- Pursue prompt medical care for your health’s sake and safeguard your ability to seek compensation.
- If you still have the product in your refrigerator or freezer, do not toss it in the garbage. Keep the product in your freezer, as it can be tested for pathogens and contaminants later. Avoid consuming the product.
- You can also report your illness if you become sick after consuming the product. To do this, you should call the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 866-300-4374. The Consumer Complaint Coordinator for the state of New York also accepts complaints of adverse reactions to FDA-regulated products. You can reach them by phone at 866-446-9055.
You should also speak with an experienced product liability lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. You could seek financial relief for medical expenses, lost income, and other financial and non-financial losses you suffered due to Revive Superfoods’ negligence.
Contact a New York Food Poisoning Attorney
If you became ill after consuming the Pineapple and Mango smoothie produced by Revive Superfoods, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your medical bills and other losses. Contact Hach & Rose, LLP at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your rights and legal options during a free consultation.