Apr 18, 2022 - Politics & Policy

FDA is investigating Lucky Charms after reports of illness

Lucky Charms

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating Lucky Charms cereal after receiving over 100 reports of illness, the FDA confirmed to Axios on Monday.

Driving the news: The reports came from people who claim to have experienced nausea, vomiting and diarrhea as a result of eating Lucky Charms, according to the Washington Post.

  • Iwaspoisoned.com, a reporting platform for food safety issues, said it has received over 3,000 complaints related to Lucky Charms since 2021.

General Mills, the Minneapolis-based company that makes Lucky Charms, did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

What they're saying: "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.

  • “Food safety is our top priority. We take the consumer concerns reported via a third-party website very seriously. Through our continuing internal investigations, we have not found any evidence of consumer illness linked to the consumption of Lucky Charms,” Andrea Williamson, a General Mills spokesperson, told the Post.
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