If You Have Any Of These Cereals, You Might Want To Clean Your Cabinets Out….
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating Lucky Charms cereal after dozens of customers complained of illness after eating it.
The FDA said it has received more than 100 complaints related to Lucky Charms so far this year.
"The FDA takes seriously any reports of possible adulteration of a food that may also cause illnesses or injury," the agency said in a statement.
Several hundred people have also posted on a food safety website, iwaspoisoned.com, complaining of nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting after eating Lucky Charms.
General Mills Inc., the Minneapolis-based company that makes Lucky Charms, Cheerios, and other cereals, said it's aware of those reports and takes them seriously. But the company said its own investigation has not found any evidence of consumer illness linked to Lucky Charms.
General Mills said it encourages consumers to share their concerns directly with the company.
"We encourage consumers to please share any concerns directly with General Mills," a spokeswoman said, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Dozens of people have posted tweets listing similar symptoms. General Mills has responded to some, telling them to get in touch with the company and share more information on their experience.
An Ohio resident wrote, “This is actually my second time experiencing symptoms after eating Lucky Charms, and I am certain it is the cause.”
“Having extreme abdominal pains time, I am holding on to the remaining cereal left in the Box and hoping to get it tested soon!” a Lucky Charms customer wrote.
“My son ate the Lucky Charms, and later that day, he was ill. It comes out of nowhere lasted for a couple of days,” wrote a critic from North Carolina.
“I had Lucky Charms for breakfast. After that, about an hour or so later, I got diarrhea and bad gas,” wrote one person from Pittsburgh, PA.
The FDA has not yet issued a formal recall of Lucky Charms as they are still investigating the complaints. However, if you have any of this cereal in your cabinet, you may want to throw it away as soon as possible. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to food poisoning.
Patrick Quad, founder, and CEO of iwaspoisoned.com told NBC earlier this month that though most of the reports relating to Lucky Charms were from April 2022, complaints about the cereal started trending on the site in late 2021. He said it was the biggest surge of reports related to a single product in the site's 13-year history.
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