Consumers are starting to complain that these widely available cereals are making them sick. Thousands of consumers have complained that Lucky Charms and Honey Nut Cheerios have made them sick in the last year.
According to a report in The New York Post, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was investigating why hundreds of people said they became sick after eating it. The agency’s investigation involved testing samples of the cereal as well as visiting manufacturing facilities.
Some people claimed that eating Lucky Charms caused their poop to turn green. According to The Post, more than 8,000 people claim to have been sickened by Lucky Charms.
Cheerios cereal is another cereal made by General Mills that consumers are saying made them sick too. One consumer said, “about 2 hours after eating Honey Nut Cheerios, I began to vomit and have diarrhea,” one New York-based consumer wrote. I thought it was a fluke, but after getting sick the second time, I knew it was from the Cheerios.
General Mills responded to the latest complaints about one of its most popular brands and indicated it has an investigation underway.
“Food safety is our top priority,” General Mills spokesperson Andrea Williamson told The Post on June 9. “We take every consumer concern very seriously and are investigating this matter.”
Further, she said, the brand welcomes customer feedback as the company digs into any available evidence in the matter. “We encourage consumers to share any concerns directly with General Mills so we can properly and thoroughly investigate, she said.