FDA investigating claims of illnesses after eating Lucky Charms

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC/NBC News) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating complaints of illnesses that may be related to Lucky Charms cereal.

The agency hasn’t issued a formal alert as of Wednesday, but the Livingston County Department of Health did alert the media and is asking any residents who have eaten the cereal and who are experiencing nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea, to call 585-243-7299 or 585-243-7270.

People from across the county have reported on the consumer safety website iwaspoisoned.com that they have experienced gastrointestinal symptoms since. The complaints started around April 1.

NBC News spoke with Patrick Quade, the website’s founder and CEO, and he said this has been the biggest surge of reports related to any single product that he has seen on the site.

Non-Livingston County residents can report complaints of gastrointestinal symptoms related to Lucky Charms online or by phone at 1-
888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).


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