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FDA investigates illnesses linked to lucky charms

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating why hundreds of consumers have reported falling ill after eating Lucky Charms cereal, The Post has learned.

On Friday, The Post reported that sugary cereals made by General Mills are making people sick, with consumers complaining they started vomiting and suffering from diarrhea after eating a bowl of Lucky Charms.

Since then, more than 400 people have flooded iwaspoisoned.com, a website that tracks foodborne illnesses. Some have complained that their poop has turned green.

Now, the Food and Drug Administration has said it is aware of the reports “and is investigating the matter,” the agency told the Post.

“FDA takes seriously any reports of possible food adulteration that may also cause illness or injury,” an FDA spokesperson said in a statement, adding “Depending on the severity of the issue, an investigator from the FDA can visit the person who made the complaint, collect product samples and initiate inspections.”

“Complaints are also discussed with company management during these inspections,” the spokesperson added, declining to say whether the FDA had contacted General Mills, which makes Lucky Charms.

General Mills told the Post last week that it doesn’t believe its cereal is making people sick, but admitted there is an “ongoing review” of the matter.

Nearly 140 people from July to March 2022 reported via Iwaspoisoned.com that they got sick after eating Lucky Charms.

General Mills did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.

New York Post

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