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Food poisoning reports for Cheerios breakfast cereal started to trend in Q1 2022 . Iwaspoisoned now has reports of over 360 persons reported sick citing Cheerios. If you got sick after eating Cheerios we recommend consumers report it, and keep leftover product for testing. We will communicate procedures for testing to everyone who reports their case. 

Last updated: March 1, 2024

Cheerios

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


I ate Apple Cinnamon Cheerios Sunday and Monday morning February 25th & 26th but the box had been opened for several months. I had diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and a headache. I am not positive if it could have been food poisoning or a form of flu. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Headache See Less
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Only thing changed in diet was veggie cheerios. After first morning eating them felt bloated and off. The next two days just got worse the third day at work I got violently ill diarrhea, sick throwing up on a 12 hour shift. Working by myself night shift... See More , horrible!
Missed next night of work. Recovering during missed night off I worked again, almost back to 100% by end of shift. Only eat bread, water, milk and bonebroth. Felt really good when I got home took dogs for walk. Ate small bowl of veggie cheerios, in a 30 min felt sick! Woke up feeling like crap and having diarrhea again! Not throwing up yet! It has to be the new box of veggie cheerios! Normal cheerios never gave me any issues. What is going on! After trying to figure it out I searched on line could it be cheerios? No way! Found out I'm not the only one! Keeping left over cheerios to figure out what to do about it. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting
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Many years ago I had berry cheerios and experienced diarrhea. I wasn’t sure if it was the cheerios or something else (although, they were the only change in food that week). Haven’t eaten any type of Cheerios since then and that was at least 8 years ago.... See More Fast forward to a few days ago- had been eating honey but cheerios for about a week. Had them Sat morning + a small salad that afternoon. Then again on Sunday, had cheerios for breakfast. Within 2 hours- had extreme vomiting and diarrhea for the next day. I’m certain it was from the cheerios given I barely ate anything else in 48 hours and it brought back the memory of what happened before. Except this was worse. I reported this to General Mills and the FDA. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Other See Less
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Suspected food poisoning. Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Stomach Pain, Cramps, Chills
Suspected source: Chocolate Cheerios
Onset: Right away
Duration: 4 to 12 hours
Sick: Me | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Stomach Pain, Cramps, Chills See Less
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I got very sick from the Box of Honey nut Cheerios, the purple looking box.
Intense cramps, awful pain for three days. Going to Hospital in a.m. to get x-rays to make sure there isn't additional damage

I looked at the box & realized that it was... See More past the date. Dangerous store. I found green wheat tortillas there before. Told them to remove them. Their milk in the Cartons has a weird smell not sour but like cow dung. The County HCA need to fine this store. | Symptoms: Nausea, Cramps, Stomach Pain See Less
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The last 5 days from honey nut cheerios that my dad bought from no frills in cambellford ontario Honey nut cheerios All I can say is it was the worst pain I've ever felt I thought I threw out my back and the way I was feeling... See More getting worst every day to the point that if the pain I can't get undercotroll I'll have to call an amblance the pain was that bad and I was so dehydrated that pedlight seemed like it wasn't helping my question is once I stopped eating the cheerios it all stopped I want to know why if 1 in 100 people are getting ill from eating honey nut cheerios why is that ok Why hasent our FDA OR CDC done something about this I was munching on cheerios at night thinking its better then junk food and tried it 1 week ago and in 2 days wow was I ill like I said I thought I threw my back out inwas in so much pain and the nausa was out of this world I've never experienced anything like that before and never want to again .why is this stuff on our shelfs after day 5 my gf said hey maybe it's the cheerios making u ill I would of never though that and once I stopped eating the cheerios with in 13 hrs I was feeling alot better and put 2 and 2 togther and yes it was the cheerios I'm pist off that an company can get away with this and no recalls I can't be the only person dealing with this, now fully empty the pain has stopped I'm taking it easy and sticking to dry toast and crackers till I feel better but I'm never eating anything that says cheerios or anything that the company makes ever again why isent this shit off our shelves God for bid someone dies from this .,,,,,! | Symptoms: Vomiting, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Nausea See Less
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Food poisoning from General Mills Cheerios. Have been sick for two days now. This is the worst. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting See Less
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Suspected food poisoning. Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Stomach Pain, Cramps, Chills, Headache
Suspected source: Jimmy John’s or cheerios
Onset: 4 to 12 hours
Duration: Several days
Sick: 2 people | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Stomach Pain, Cramps, Chills, Headache See Less
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Ate some Honeynut Cheerios for dinner 2/1/24 woke up with extreme abdominal pain the next day. Felt better after pooping, throwing up and having a hot bath and a days rest.
10/10 do not recommend. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting See Less
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