FDA investigates Lucky Charms after reports of illness : NPR

The US Food and Drug Administration said on Saturday it was investigating Lucky Charms cereal after dozens of customers complained of illness after eating the product.

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The US Food and Drug Administration said on Saturday it was investigating Lucky Charms cereal after dozens of customers complained of illness after eating the product.

Gene J. Puskar/AP

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

The FDA said Saturday it has received more than 100 complaints related to lucky charms so far this year.

“The FDA takes seriously any reports of possible food adulteration that could 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 was aware of the reports and took 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.