After eating a bowl of Lucky Charms cereal, individuals from all over the United States are receiving more than they had bargained for.
The breakfast staple, produced by General Mills, is causing a stir on social media because it has been linked to making individuals ill with stomach ailments.
At least 139 individuals across the nation have reported similar symptoms on a website named iwaspoisoned.com, according to a recent article in the New York Post. They claimed to be sick, with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and general sickness after eating a bowl of lucky Charms cereal.
“An hour after I ate a bowl of Lucky Charms cereal I was sick with nausea, chills, and stomach aches,” a Chesterfield, Virginia resident posted on the site. “This lasted for several hours, but I continued to suffer from cramps and nausea for a few days.”
This isn’t the first time that illnesses has been connected to cereal.
In 2018, Kellogg’s Honey Smacks was linked to a multi-state outbreak of salmonella. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 135 people were infected in 36 states, with 34 requiring hospitalization.
In 2010, after customers complained of an unpleasant odor and taste in some Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Honey Smacks and Corn Pops boxes owing to the linings, Kellogg recalled 28 million boxes.
Despite the allegations of illnesses, General Mills has claimed that its cereal is not to blame. The company has also stated that it is currently investigating the claims that have been made about its cereal.
“Food safety is one of our top concerns,” General Mills spokesperson Andrea Williamson emphasized in a statement she provided to The New York Post on April 1. “We are aware of some consumer claims made on the website and have conducted an extensive internal inquiry. We do not believe that these complaints are related to our product because of our food safety efforts and analysis of consumer feedback we have received directly.” I urge customers to send their remarks about Food Lion straight to General Mills so that they may be included in our continuing study.