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    It is possible to get sick from cereal. In 2018 Quaker Oats recalled Capn' Crunch due to a Salmonella outbreak that infected 135 people. In 2010 Kellogg's recalled 28 million boxes of cereal due to 'off-flavor and smell'  and the possibility of symptoms, including nausea and diarrhea. 

    Last updated: March 1, 2024

    Product: Cereal

    Suspected food poisoning. Symptoms: Nausea, Stomach Pain, Headache, other: shortness of breath
    Suspected source: honey nut cheerios
    Onset: Right away
    Duration: Less than 4 hours
    Sick: Me
    Additional information: i felt sick within minutes of eating the cereal. severe shortness of breath, stomach pain, and vomiting See Less
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    We have NEVER experienced any type of issue with any food purchased at Sam's. I think it must be the locations of these stores, the health department needs to be notified. That's way too many food poisonings! We live in the Midwest and our stores are truly... See More top notch. Its hard to imagine food poisoning from cereal, I would certainly be calling the store to get these items pulled off the shelf to save others this discomfort. Who knows what could be wrong with it. | Symptoms: Other See Less
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    I have experienced diarrhea several hours after eating 1 bowl of lucky charms. I don’t have any issues after eating other cereals. I just find it odd that it only happens with lucky charms. It usually last for about 24-48 hours. | Symptoms: Diarrhea See Less
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    Husband and I had veggie pizza at a local restaurant. It tasted off and not like it usually did. A few hours later we are both sick with stomach cramps insane flatulence and diarrhea. We did have fair life milk with cereal for breakfast so it could be that. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Cramps, Flatulence See Less
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    Today, from KFC at 294 W Granada Blvd Ormond Beach, FL  32174 United States Chicken nuggets. My 8 year old son became violently ill within an hour of eating his chicken nuggets. All my son has eaten today was cereal and an apple for breakfast, a peanut... See More butter and banana sandwich on toast (all made from home), and then KFC for dinner. We’ve been eating the things prepared from home all week without issue, but within an hour of eating KFC’s chicken nuggets he started complaining of stomach pain. I brought him into bed, gave him anti nausea medicine and he fell asleep. He has woken up multiple times vomiting, and the anti nausea medicine is prescription and works for everything except food poisoning. He’s sweating profusely, passing gas, and vomiting/having diarrhea simultaneously. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Sweating, Stomach Pain, Gas See Less
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    Lucky Charms Cereal, approximately 4 hours later stomach pain, abdominal cramps, and green diarrhea. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Cramps, Stomach Pain See Less
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    Woodstock has voluntarily recalled its 5 Grain Cereal due to the ingredient Triticale not being identified as wheat. The product was packaged in a plant that also processes wheat. The recall is nationwide.

    The product in question is the Woodstock 5 Grain Cereal, which includes Oats, Rye,... See More Triticale, Barley, and Golden Flax. The net weight is 18.5 oz (1 lb 2.5 oz) 524g, with the UPC 0 42563-01772 9. The best before dates are MAR0625, SEP1224, JUL1624, JUN2624. The recall affects 73,872 canisters.

    The recall was initiated by the firm on 1/18/2024 and is still ongoing.

    In case you experienced harm from allergens or undeclared ingredients, it is important to report it. It can help to detect & resolve issues and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.

    Source: accessdata.fda.gov
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    Suspected food poisoning. Symptoms: Diarrhea, Stomach Pain, Cramps
    Suspected source: Lucky charms
    Onset: 4 to 12 hours
    Duration: Less than 4 hours
    Additional information: . Lucky charms cereal bought in Saginaw MI | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Stomach Pain, Cramps See Less
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    I ate a bowl of lucky charms cereal and afterwards was nauseous with vomiting and diarrhea I ate it on February 17,2024 at about 9 am by 10 am I was feeling nauseous and had vomiting and diarrhea also stomach cramps and stomach pain | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Cramps, Stomach Pain See Less
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    I bought a box of trix cereal, and it was MOLDY i found moldy trix inside, I was disgusted and nearly threw up. My children and I had been eating it prior. This is disgusting and I am so upset. | Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting See Less
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