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Dragon brand kratom recalled; Salmonella illness reported

A company in South Salt Lake City is recalling Dragon brand kratom in bottles and sealed packages of encapsulated and raw powder because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. At least one illness has been reported in connection with this brand of kratom, according to the company. “Consumers who may be in… Continue Reading

Badger Botanicals recalls kratom; another sick from Salmonella

Badger Botanicals LLC of Springville, UT, is recalling four of its kratom products because tests by the Food and Drug Administration returned positive results for Salmonella contamination in the product. “One potential illnesses has been reported to date in connection with this problem,” according to the recall notice. The kratom products sold by Badger Botanicals are reported in… Continue Reading

Another company recalls kratom after illness reported

A company in Utah is recalling “NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom” labeled bottles of kratom supplements because they has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. At least one illness has been reported in connection with this brand of kratom. The recall notice does not specify what strain of Salmonella federal inspectors found in the NxtGen kratom, but at least 132 people in 38 states have been… 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

Specific kratom brands recalled amid nationwide outbreak

An Oregon company is recalling three brands of kratom powder products because samples have tested positive for Salmonella and an illness has been reported in connection with one of the products. PDX Aromatics of Portland, OR, sold the recalled products directly to consumers via websites between Jan. 18 and Feb. 18, according to the company’s… Continue Reading

CDC issues new warning on Salmonella in kratom; 12 more sick

An investigation update on a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to kratom supplements reports a dozen more people are sick, with seven new states involved. The initial report  on Feb. 20 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 28 people across 20 states were confirmed with the outbreak strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b. Forty-five percent… Continue Reading