FDA investigating US breakfast brand Lucky Charms after ‘hundreds ill’

FDA investigating US breakfast brand Lucky Charms after ‘hundreds ill’

FDA investigating US breakfast brand Lucky Charms after ‘hundreds ill’

FDA investigating US breakfast brand Lucky Charms after ‘hundreds ill’

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The US Food and Drug Administration is looking into Lucky Charms, a popular breakfast cereal brand in the United States, after ‘hundreds of people became ill after eating it.

So far this year, the FDA has received more than 100 complaints about Lucky Charms, according to a statement released on Saturday.

“The FDA takes seriously any reports of possible adulteration of a food that may also cause illnesses or injury,” the agency said in a statement.

Several hundred others have also complained about nausea, diarrhoea, and vomiting after eating Lucky Charms on the food safety website iwaspoisoned.com.

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“This is actually my second time experiencing symptoms after eating Lucky Charms and I am certain it is the cause!’ one person from Ohio wrote on the website.

“Having extreme abdominal pains time I am holding on to the remaining cereal left in the Box and hoping to get it tested soon!” they added, indicating their symptoms were nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, ‘something else’ and stomach pain.

“My 6 year old daughter ate lucky charms last night for dinner and woke up not feeling well,” a person from Columbus, Indiana, wrote. “She vomited and shortly after had green diarrhea. She felt better thank goodness throughout the day. This was a brand new box I just bought that had a color change spoon in it.”

“I ate some lucky charms and I have been having diarrhea everyday and feeling nauseated,” someone from Chicago, Illinois posted.

“My daughter had lucky charms on Wednesday. Thursday she woke up with a fever and vomiting,” a poster from Mulberry, Florida, added. “She continued to have a fever and vomiting until Friday. She is still complaining about stomach pains on and off but seems to be getting better and has not had any since.”

Meanwhile, the company said in a statement, “There are no confirmed cases in the US to date, and no other Kinder or Ferrero Products are affected by this recall.”

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The five-ounce containers of O Organics Sea Salt Popcorn were removed from the shelf earlier this month.

Snak King Corporation voluntarily recalled the item on April 12 because to concerns about cross-contamination, which could result in life-threatening allergic reactions.

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