FDA Investigates Lucky Charms Cereal Linked To Sickness

FDA Investigates Lucky Charms Cereal Linked To Sickness


FDA Investigates Lucky Charms Cereal Linked To Sickness
FDA Investigates Lucky Charms Cereal Linked To Sickness

If you love Lucky Charms cereal, you might want to pay close attention to this article Hawk Moths, especially if you bought the product in question at Walmart or Target stores in the last few months.

  1. The FDA has announced it’s currently investigating reports of illness linked to the popular cereal that many people consider essential to their morning breakfast routine.
  2.  While the exact number of incidents that have been reported isn’t clear yet, the agency did note that at least three separate consumers have complained about getting sick after eating Lucky Charms cereal in recent weeks.

Is Lucky Charms a healthy cereal?


One of America’s favorite breakfast cereals, Lucky Charms, is coming under fire from a new report from the FDA.

A number of consumers have reported being sickened after eating Lucky Charms cereal. The investigation is ongoing and it could be some time before we know whether or not there is an actual problem with Lucky Charms cereal or if there is something else going on here.

In short, at this point there are more questions than answers about Lucky Charms cereal and how it affects consumers.


What is the cereal called in Lucky Charms?


Lucky Charms is a breakfast cereal produced by General Mills, Inc. It consists of little pieces of marshmallow and oats covered in colorful magically delicious (frequently red) shapes, usually hearts, stars and clovers.

The pieces are supposed to represent a collection of charms for good luck. The cereal was originally called Leprechaun Luck; it has been produced under license from Lucky Brands Ltd., but that company has recently changed its name to International Good Luck Company LLC.


Lucky Charms Cereal calories


They make us feel lucky every day and are more festive than other cereals. However, before you make a bowl of Lucky Charms for breakfast, be sure to check out their nutrition facts.

Not only does one cup of cereal contain 310 calories, but it also contains 10 grams of fat and 35% of your daily value of added sugar! Most consumers should stick to two cups per day or less—and that’s not even counting for marshmallows!


What happened?


FDA Investigates Lucky Charms Cereal Linked To Sickness
What happened?

People all over are reporting sick after eating their lucky charms. Reports say that people have been vomiting, having nausea and diarrhea. The FDA is currently looking into it to figure out what exactly is causing all of these side effects.


It's not yet confirmed, but they believe it may be an unknown contaminant in the cereal itself that is causing all of these illnesses and possibly life threatening ones at that. Hopefully, they'll figure out what's going on so people can feel safe in enjoying their morning Lucky Charms without a worry in mind!


What brands are affected?


  • According to preliminary reports, eight people became ill after eating Kellogg’s brand of cereal.
  • No other brands or manufacturers are currently believed to be affected by this investigation.
  • Additionally, no other foods associated with these cases have been identified at this time. As a precautionary measure, in cooperation with Kellogg’s company, further testing is being conducted on two separate batches of recalled product (10 oz).
  • The FDA will release additional information as it becomes available.


What should I do?


The FDA and Consumer Reports suggest you contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramping, headaches, fever or muscle aches. It is critical that consumers understand that it's not simply E. 

    1. coli infection that can make people sick, said Stephen Ostroff, M.D., J.D., principal deputy commissioner at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
    2. People who think they may have become ill from eating contaminated food should seek medical attention. If you purchased one of the brands mentioned in a box or bag labeled with establishment number EST.


How should I identify contaminated boxes?


As of early Wednesday morning, there was no recall issued for any batches of original-flavor lucky charms cereal.

The FDA has not linked any other foods to reports of illness and will likely wait until its investigation is complete before deciding on a course of action. If you do have a box of lucky charms in your home, keep it sealed and store it in a cool, dry place.

Airing out your box may make your house smell like stale marshmallows—but it's also unlikely to harm you or anyone else. Otherwise, don't eat it and certainly don't serve it to children or pets.


What does it look like when someone is sick from eating Lucky Charms cereal?


If it looks like a picture of just your average bowl of Cheerios with blue bits and red clovers scattered on top, there’s good reason for that.

Lucky Charms is looking more and more likely to be connected to an illness in nine people who reported becoming ill after eating cereal manufactured by General Mills Inc.

At least eight of them ate Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes cereal while they were sick. One person got sick after eating Honey Nut Cheerios from Kellogg Company. One case has been confirmed as salmonella; four remain under investigation by both companies.


Why did this happen?


According to a CDC spokesperson, investigators have not been able to find a specific cause for these incidents.

That said, It’s hard to pinpoint [an] exact reason for any single outbreak, Andrew Friedman, deputy director of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases at CDC told us in an email.

There are all sorts of things that could be introduced into a food supply chain that could make someone sick (as we wrote about previously): Foul water used during processing can harbor bacteria like E.


SOURCE : Yasoquiz



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