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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: November 8, 2022

Cheerios

Suspected food poisoning. Symptoms: Diarrhea,Headache
Suspected source: Cheerios
Onset: 2-3hrs after consuming
Duration: Most of the day / any day I eat it
Sick: Just me
Additional information: No | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Headache See Less
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I was poisoned for a few days from 2022 Pumpkin Spice Cheerios. I did not have any problems with it back in 2021. | Symptoms: Diarrhea See Less
150


My toddler has gotten severe stomach pain, gas, and belching from eating Cheerios on three separate occasions in the last two months. | Symptoms: Other, Stomach Pain, Gas See Less
712


Had a huge bowl of Cheerios Pumpkin Spice with milk last night for dinner. Didn’t take long that I was burping up the cereal. Went to bed with stomachache & took 4 Tums. Not too long afterwards I was violently ill, first vomiting & then diarrhea at... See More the same time. I even passed out hitting my head on the toilet & causing a small bruise above my eyebrow. I have never been so ill with food poisoning in my life! Still have diarrhea this morning! | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Burping, Stomach Pain See Less
926


I’ve had 3 bowls of honey nut cheerios. Twice with almond milk and once with out any milk, just at the cereal dry. All 3 times it’s given me diarrhea.. | Symptoms: Diarrhea See Less
374


11/04 update: at my own home with maple Cheerios. twice after eating violently ill with colitis and gastrointestinal problems. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Soreness See Less
288


Pumpkin Cherrios , Strawberry Banana Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios Hours after eating the different types of cheerios , I noticed that I had really bad diarrhea. My husband experienced having this as well. I experienced stomach bloating. As well as pain in center and lower belly.... See More For several days we were eating three types of cheerios from different stores. Pumpkin/Cinnamon product was purchased from here. We did not eat cinnamon product yet. Strawberry Banana and Honey Nut Cheerios was purchased at Target in Hilo. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Bloating, Stomach Pain See Less
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Pumpkin Cherrios , Strawberry Banana Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios Hours after eating the different types of cheerios , I noticed that I had really bad diarrhea. My husband experienced having this as well. I experienced stomach bloating. As well as pain in center and lower belly.... See More For several days we were eating three types of cheerios from different stores. Pumpkin/Cinnamon product was purchased from Costco in Kona. We did not eat cinnamon product yet. Strawberry Banana and Honey Nut Cheerios was purchased here. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Bloating, Stomach Pain See Less
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Pumpkin Cherrios , Strawberry Banana Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios Hours after eating the different types of cheerios , I noticed that I had really bad diarrhea. My husband experienced having this as well. I experienced stomach bloating. As well as pain in center and lower belly.... See More For several days we were eating three types of cheerios from different stores. Pumpkin/Cinnamon product was purchased from Costco in Kona. We did not eat cinnamon product yet. Strawberry Banana and Honey Nut Cheerios was purchased at Target in Hilo. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Bloating, Stomach Pain See Less
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8:30 PM 9/27/2022, My 83 yr old mom ate Cheerios that she’s had “for a few months”.  She started vomiting within an hour, and has been vomiting ever since. Just a lot of vomiting after eating Cheerios, and I saw that others were getting sick from cheerios... See More this past summer. And hers are a few months old. She does not have the box; she put them in a glass container. But they were cinnamon flavor. | Symptoms: Vomiting, Other, Nausea See Less
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