After many customers reported getting sick after eating Lucky Charms, the US Food and Drug Administration launched an investigation.
More than 3,000 reports have been filed with iwaspoisoned.com, alleging that General Mills’ Lucky Charms are causing gastrointestinal problems. According to the website, it is a “consumer-led website for diners to report suspected food poisoning or bad food experiences.”
Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and general feelings of sickness were reported by visitors to the website.
According to a statement to Fox 8 News, the FDA is aware of the complaints and has received over 100 reports related to Lucky Charms in 2022 as of April 12. These reports are currently being reviewed and investigated by the administration.
The following is a statement from an FDA spokesperson:
“The FDA is aware of consumer complaints regarding illnesses associated with Lucky Charms cereal and is currently investigating these complaints. The FDA takes seriously any reports of possible adulteration of a food that may also cause illnesses or injury. Complaints of a less serious nature or those that appear to be isolated incidents are monitored and the information may be used during a future inspection of a company to help the FDA identify problem areas in a production plant. The complaints are also discussed with company management during these inspections.
“As additional background, the FDA hosts its own adverse event reporting system through our Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). The CFSAN Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) is a database that contains information on adverse event and product complaint reports submitted to FDA for foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetics. The database is designed to support CFSAN’s safety surveillance program. As of April 12, CAERS has received over 100 reports related to Lucky Charms in 2022, and the agency is currently reviewing and investigating these reports.”