Have Lucky Charms in Your Pantry? Read This to Avoid Possible Food Poisoning.

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The Food and Drug Administration is investigating thousands of reported illnesses that could possibly be linked to the consumption of Lucky Charms cereal.

No recall of the cereal has been issued yet, but over 2,400 consumers have reported illnesses after eating Lucky Charms according to the website iwaspoisoned.com. The reports include mainly gastrointestinal symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

hand holding a box of Lucky Charms

Anyone who falls ill after eating Lucky Charms cereal is urged to visit their health care provider and tell their doctors about possible foodborne connections. Affected consumers are also asked to report their illness via the FDA’s reporting page, and to keep any leftover product for possible future testing.

An FDA spokesperson said that the agency hasn’t received any calls related to Lucky Charms Cereal at its Food and Cosmetic Information Center to date, but they gave the following statement to Food Safety News:

“The FDA is aware of reports and is looking into the matter. The FDA takes seriously any reports of possible adulteration of a food that may also cause illnesses or injury. Depending on the seriousness of the problem, an FDA investigator may visit the person who made the complaint, collect product samples, and initiate inspections.”


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Comments 14

  1. Casey

    To be on the safe side, if any one has this don’t eat it.

  2. Pinkrazrbrd

    Great now I know why my son was sick for a week

  3. Kiki

    We love it!

    • Kristi

      That’s not very nice to say. No one cares what you think!😝😝😝

      • Lori

        Amen!

      • Kiki

        Absolutely! And we love ice cream too! (Must be my parenting) 🙄

        • Lori

          I’m with you all the way Kiki!!

  4. CW

    I’m assuming this includes the Lucky Charms granola bars that were on sale BOGO at Publix last week too.

  5. ashely

    No wonder i was sick last night. Awesome.

  6. Teah

    Could it be the milk they are eating it with?

    • T

      I hadn’t eaten Lucky Charms in a while and decided to buy a box about 2 weeks ago. I spent a whole week sick before realizing it was the cereal making me ill. It can’t be the milk because I only eat mine with oat milk.

  7. Rattyroo

    Everything in moderation, Mom. Even all the sugary stuff.

  8. Deanna

    No judging needed here!

  9. Pt

    I legit had been having serious issues after having a bowl! I got 2 big boxes from Sam’s! So glad to know it wasn’t just me!

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