Lucky Charms Making People Sick? General Mills Investigating Claims


Lucky Charms is one of the most popular cereals in the United States.

Hundreds of individuals have reported becoming ill after eating a bowl of Lucky Charms, prompting the federal government to launch an investigation into the popular cereal.

The US Food and Drug Administration revealed on Monday that it is investigating hundreds of reports of people becoming ill after eating a General Mills product.

Lucky Charms

More than 100 people have complained to the FDA about Lucky Charms, according to the agency’s reporting system, and that doesn’t include the more than 3,000 people who went to to claim they became sick after eating the cereal recently.

Of course, LC is a frosted toasted oat cereal with marshmallows that are widely distributed across the country and is touted as “magically delicious.” The cereal’s box boasts that it “contains bioengineered food ingredients” and that it is gluten-free.

People who believe LC is making them sick claim to have had diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting, and nausea, to mention a few symptoms.

General Mills acknowledges the accusations but asserts that an internal study found no evidence tying Lucky Charms to the illnesses.

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