USA – FDA investigates outbreak linked to cereal; continues with other outbreak work

Food Safety News

The FDA is investigating more than 200 “adverse events” related to an unnamed dry cereal. In recent days reports from across the country regarding illnesses linked to Lucky Charms cereal have been filed with government agencies and the iwaspoisoned.com website.

The reports include vomiting, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. The Food and Drug Administration has separately reported in recent days that is is investigating complaints about Lucky Charms but has not released any other details about the investigation. General Mills, the maker of Lucky Charms, has reported that it is not aware of any confirmed illnesses associated with the cereal.

As of April 20, the FDA has initiated an on-site inspection in relation to the complaints about the cereal. 

The agency has not reported any information about the people who made the complaints of adverse events related to the cereal and has not reported where they live.

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