If You Still Have These Cereals In Your Pantry, Throw Them Away ASAP!
After eating the famous breakfast cereal Lucky Charms, several consumers have reported that they experienced nausea and other unpleasant effects. Because so many people have voiced their concerns about whether or not the cereal is still safe to consume if it ought to be recalled, the government has decided to step in and investigate the situation.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States has initiated an investigation into the breakfast cereals in question since the products have been linked to the onset of disease in a significant number of consumers, specifically more than one hundred individuals.
The Food and Drug Administration issued an urgent warning, alerting consumers that Lucky Charms cereal has caused dozens of illnesses since the start of the year. In a statement to the public, the FDA spokesperson says: “The FDA takes seriously any reports of possible adulteration of food that may also cause illnesses or injury. The agency is currently reviewing and investigating these reports.”
There is no evidence yet that these mass-produced breakfast cereals caused illness in these people. This is because how most baked foods are prepared are actually the same. In fact, they are much preferred, however, these baked cereals can become contaminated with bacteria, especially the sugar-coated varieties. The contamination does not only happen during the manufacturing process but even through shipping as well.
But Lucky Charms has been linked to hundreds of cases of vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea, according to iwaspoisoned.com, a website dedicated to reporting food poisoning. One Ohio resident shared: “This is actually my second time experiencing symptoms after eating Lucky Charms, and I am certain it is the cause.”
There are multiple consumer complaints as well. Here are some of them:
This customer said: “Having extreme abdominal pains time, I am holding on to the remaining cereal left in the Box and hoping to get it tested soon. ” Another customer from North Carolina shared: “My son ate the Lucky Charms, and later that day, he was ill. It came out of nowhere and lasted for a couple of days.
” And this Pittsburgh, PA consumer wrote: “I had Lucky Charms for breakfast. After that, about an hour or so later, I got diarrhea and bad gas. ”
This Rochester, NY customer also complained saying: “Ate Lucky Charms for breakfast on 4/12 and 4/13. I started feeling very nauseous and bloated to the point where it felt like I was in a big bear hug. On 4/15 continued to feel nauseous, and then diarrhea began. First, it looked like chicken noodle soup. Then it was like I had taken preparation for a colonoscopy! Looked like muddy water was gushing out.”
The iwaspoisoned.com noted that there were nearly 3,000 individuals who contacted the website founder alleging that they also became ill after eating Lucky Charms. The founder stated: “We have had an unusually high number of reports for this product, which is why we have reached out to the FDA.”
Since the charges against Lucky Charms have not been fully resolved, the FDA has not yet issued a formal recall.
However, any remaining cereal in your pantry should be thrown out right away. To avoid food poisoning, it’s best that you take extra precaution.