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FDA to investigate Lucky Charms cereal as nearly 2,500 fall ill

Kid and adult favorite General Mills cereal Lucky Charms is being investigated by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration after 2,400 Americans reported illnesses. The illnesses were reported through a 3rd party website known as A number of the complaints included diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Symptoms commonly associated with food poisoning.

So far this year, the FDA has received more than 100 complaints about Lucky Charms cereal. They released a statement yesterday that read in part, “The FDA takes seriously any reports of possible adulteration of a food that may also cause illness or injury…” While a recall has yet to be initiated, it’s good to know the FDA is investigating and taking the matter seriously.

For their part, General Mills maintains that there is no connection between Lucky Charms and the illnesses, telling Newsweek, “Through our continuing internal investigations, we have not found any evidence of consumer illness linked to the consumption of Lucky Charms. While more than 100 concerns have been raised with the FDA, and thousands through a 3rd party website, General Mills asks that customers share their concerns directly with them so they can be “appropriately addressed”. 

Concerns can be reported to General Mills by phone at 1-800-248-7310 or through their website at Again, no recall has been issued by the FDA, but this is an ongoing investigation.

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