Gluten-Free Cheerios Are Still Drawing Complaints as “Unsafe For Celiacs”


Within half an hour of eating a bowl of gluten-free Cheerios, a 35-year old man told the Food and Drug Administration last year, it became clear something was very wrong. The symptoms, which came on quickly, were familiar to someone living with celiac disease — cold sweats, uncontrollable shivering, extreme light-headedness, a migraine, and joint pain. Since the beginning of 2016, the regulator has received 46 reports of people with celiac disease or sensitivity to gluten or wheat linking their illness to General Mills cereals, including Cheerios and Lucky Charms.

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