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Lucky Charms Cereal ‘Under Investigation’ After ‘Thousands Report Illness’

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Lucky Charms cereal is apparently ‘under investigation’ after ‘thousands have reported illness’. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reportedly announced that there was an enquiry underway on April 18.

In a statement, the regulator is believed to have stated: “The FDA takes seriously any reports of possible adulteration of a food that may also cause illnesses or injury.”

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Lucky Charms cereal official Twitter.
Lucky Charms cereal tweeted this about ‘food safety’ following the reports. Credit: @luckycharms/Twitter

Apparently, 3,000 people across the US have reported falling ill after consuming the popular cereal.

It’s believed many of these reports were logged onto the website iwaspoisoned.com, where many claimed that after eating Lucky Charms cereal, they experienced symptoms including stomach pain, vomiting and nausea.

When one consumer reportedly complained to the brand about their ‘negative symptoms,’ a representative took to Twitter and claimed that ‘food safety is their top priority’.

A spokesperson tweeted: “Food safety is our top priority. We take your concerns very seriously. Through our continuing internal investigations, we have not found any evidence of consumer illness linked to the consumption of Lucky Charms.

“Please send us a DM so that we can gather additional details.”

Despite the reports, People magazine reports that neither FDA nor its manufacturer, General Mills, have issued a recall on the product.

Lucky Charms cereal isn’t the only brand that is facing allegations when it comes to food safety.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Kinder Surprise eggs have been recalled from stores when there were claims of ‘kids suffering salmonella poisoning’.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) apparently said it was a precaution due to a ‘potential link’ between the food item and the illness.

FSA head of incidents, Tina Potter, reportedly commented: “We welcome the precautionary approach being taken by Ferrero and are advising consumers not to eat any of the products listed in the FSA alert.

“It is really important that consumers follow this advice to avoid the risk of becoming ill with salmonella poisoning.

“The food business involved has voluntarily carried out this product withdrawal and recall and we are working closely with them and their competent authorities to identify the precise cause of this outbreak.”

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