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FDA commissioner says kratom not worth the Salmonella risk

Editor’s note: Blissful Remedies is the latest brand of kratom products recalled. Users of kratom supplements are putting themselves at risk for Salmonella infections from a product that has no nutritional or medical benefits. After a months-long investigation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reached that conclusion, which FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Monday…. Continue Reading

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

Instant coffee ‘aphrodisiac’ recalled by Caverflo; death reported

An instant coffee marketed as a “natural herbal” aphrodisiac is under recall nationwide after the report of one death and a finding by the FDA that it contains prescription drugs for treatment of erectile dysfunction. Caverflo.com posted the recall of 25-gram packets of “Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee” Thursday with the Food and Drug Administration. “FDA… Continue Reading

Big Retailers Ordered to Stop Selling ‘Adulterated’ and ‘Mislabeled’ Herbal Supplements

The New York Attorney General’s office has ordered four major retailers — Walmart, Target, Walgreens and GNC — to stop selling “adulterated” and “mislabeled” herbal supplements that independent lab tests show do not contain ingredients as stated on the labels. NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent cease-and-desist letters Monday to the heads of all four companies… Continue Reading