FDA Investigates Lucky Charms After Reports of Sickness

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April 18, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating Lucky Charms aft consumers complained astir becoming sick aft eating the adust cereal.

The FDA said it received much than 100 complaints this year. “The FDA takes earnestly immoderate reports of imaginable adulteration of a nutrient that whitethorn besides origin illnesses oregon injury,” the bureau said successful a statement, according to The Associated Press.

Lucky Charms, which is made by the Minneapolis-based General Mills, said it recovered nary nexus betwixt the cereal and illness.

“Food information is our apical priority. We instrumentality your concerns precise seriously. Through our continuing interior investigations, we person not recovered immoderate grounds of user unwellness linked to the depletion of Lucky Charms. Please nonstop america a DM truthful that we tin stitchery further details,” Lucky Charms tweeted connected Monday.

The website iwaspoisoned.com said it received much than 3,000 reports of radical becoming sick aft eating the cereal. People posting connected the website said they experienced nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and tummy pain.

“Starting successful precocious 2021 Lucky Charms nutrient poisoning reports started to inclination connected iwaspoisoned.com. Now determination are reports of implicit 3,000 sick and the FDA has initiated an investigation. We urge anyone who fell sick aft eating Lucky Charms, to study it, and to support near implicit merchandise for testing. We volition pass procedures for investigating to everyone who reports their case,” the website said.

General Mills said Lucky Charms was introduced successful 1964. The cereal has multicolored oat pieces shaped similar bells, fish, clovers, satellite marshmallows and different objects. The cereal’s logo and mascot is simply a Leprechaun and 1 of his astir fashionable catchphrases is that Lucky Charms are “magically delicious.”

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