April 2018

Kratom products linked to multistate Salmonella outbreak

Concerns about kratom escalate after a multistate Salmonella outbreak is linked to kratom products. As of April 5, 2018, over 130 people from 38 states have been hospitalized for Salmonella infection. About 73% of these people who were specifically asked about kratom use reported consuming it before becoming sick.

All kratom products processed or manufactured by Triangle Pharmanaturals, LLC have been mandatorily recalled by the FDA after testing positive for Salmonella. Recalled products include: Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Emerald Green, Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Ivory White, and Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Ruby Red. Other companies have voluntarily recalled kratom products due to the presence of Salmonella, including PDX Aromatics, Tamarack Inc, and NutriZone, LLC.

In addition to this recent outbreak, the FDA continues to warn the public against using kratom as it contains opioid-like ingredients – any use runs the risk of abuse, overdose, and possible death.

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