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FDA flexes muscles, mandates recall of kratom for Salmonella

Triangle Pharmanaturals staff refused to discuss lab tests with FDA, also would not reveal records

For the first time ever the FDA has ordered a company to recall products, with the dubious honor going to Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC. The Las Vegas company refused to pull its kratom products after state and federal tests showed Salmonella contamination. The recall order from the Food and Drug Administration comes amidst an ongoing outbreak… Continue Reading

More kratom capsules recalled for Salmonella amid outbreak

A Texas company is recalling various lots of multiple kratom supplements because samples have tested positive for Salmonella. The recall notice on the FDA’s website does not specify what strain of the pathogen inspectors found, but 87 people in 35 states are infected in an outbreak traced to kratom products. Other companies have already recalled kratom products because they… Continue Reading

Kratom outbreak picks up pace as it spreads; warnings renewed

The confirmed case count in a nationwide Salmonella outbreak traced to kratom products has more than doubled in less than a month, infecting people in 35 states and resulting in the hospitalization of 39 percent of the victims. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration continue to advise… Continue Reading

Kratom linked to Salmonella outbreak; CDC posts warning

A coast-to-coast outbreak of Salmonella infections have been linked to kratom products, spurring a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal agency had received confirmation of 28 people across 20 states with infections from Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b:- as of Feb. 16, according to the outbreak notice posted today. Eleven of the sick… Continue Reading

FDA warns supplement maker food safety ignorance no defense

A dietary supplement manufacturer is on notice from the FDA because the firm’s products were prepared, packed, or held under conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth, or whereby they may have been rendered injurious to heath. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the San Francisco, CA, location of Reishi D. International Inc. from Aug. 2-7, 2017, and discovered  “serious violations” of the… Continue Reading

FDA warnings: Tofu, supplements and fish eggs

Three warning letters recently posted by the Food and Drug Administration cited food safety violations at a tofu production plant in California, a supplement company in Nebraska and a supplier of fish roe based in Peru. Companies that receive FDA warning letters are given 15 days to respond in writing. Failure to make necessary changes… Continue Reading

FDA updates draft guidance for dietary supplement industry

Opinion

Editor’s Note: This was originally published by the FDA on Aug. 11, 2016. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a revised draft guidance to improve dietary supplement companies’ new dietary ingredient (NDI) premarket safety notifications to the agency. These notifications help the agency identify safety concerns before products reach consumers. Under the Dietary Supplement Health… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: Who Cares About Dangerous Supplements?

Opinion

In our continual effort to stay focused, Food Safety News has only given limited attention to the $40-billion-a-year supplements industry. We do care about the damage caused by the low-lifes in the supplement business. We certainly increased our attention this past week when federal agencies, led by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), announced multiple… Continue Reading