Over 100 Complaints of Illness From Breakfast Cereal; Middlesex College Dental Hygiene Clinic Services

Sources: RLS Media TapInto.net NJ

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating Lucky Charms cereal after dozens of customers complained of illness after eating it.

The FDA says that as of April 16, it has received more than 100 complaints related to Lucky Charms this year. “The FDA takes seriously any reports of possible adulteration of a food that may also cause illnesses or injury,” the agency said in a statement.

In addition, several hundred people have also posted on iWasPoisoned.com, a food safety website, complaining of nausea, diarrhea and vomiting after eating Lucky Charms.

General Mills Inc., the Minneapolis-based company that makes Lucky Charms, Cheerios and other cereals, said they are aware of those reports and takes them seriously. But the company said its own investigation has not found any evidence of consumer illness linked to Lucky Charms. However, they encourage consumers to share their concerns directly with the company.

The Middlesex College Dental Hygiene Clinic offers myriad services and care at affordable prices.

Services at this student clinic include oral cancer screening, X-rays, fluoride treatments, oral home care instruction and sealants.

Each appointment at the clinic in L’Hommedieu Hall on the college’s Edison campus includes a complete dental screening and cleaning.

The clinic also offers nutritional counseling for dental health, study models and athletic mouthguards.

The fees are: $20 for adults through age 64; $10 for children through age 17; $5 for seniors 65 and over, dental hygiene graduates, veterans with ID, and Middlesex College faculty, staff and students.

Additional information is online at MiddlesexCC.edu. Call 732-906-2536 for an appointment.

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