FDA investigates Lucky Charms after reports of illness

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The FDA said Saturday that it has received more than 100 complaints related to Lucky Charms so far this year.

Boxes of General Mills Lucky Charms cereal are seen on a shelf at a Costco Warehouse in Robinson Township, Pa., on Thursday, May 14, 2020. On Saturday, April 16, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. said it is investigating Lucky Charms cereal after dozens of customers complained of illnesses after eating the product. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File

The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating Lucky Charms cereal after dozens of customers complained of illnesses after eating it.

The FDA said Saturday that it has received more than 100 complaints related to Lucky Charms so far this year.

“The FDA takes seriously any report of possible adulteration of a food that may also cause illness or injury,” the agency said in a statement.

Several hundred people 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 is aware of those reports and takes them seriously. But the company said its own investigation found no evidence of consumer illness linked to Lucky Charms.

General Mills said it encourages consumers to share their concerns directly with the company.

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