Another kratom product recalled for salmonella
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed salmonella contamination in a kratom product made by Blissful Remedies. The company has subsequently recalled that product. This most recall follows a string of kratom products being recalled this year because of similar salmonella contamination issues.
Blissful Remedies has recalled its kratom powder product known as Nevada, packaged in white foil pouches with Lot No.: 112710 and an expiration of 03/2019. These products were manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between March 1, 2018, and April 30, 2018, to the consumer level. The products were distributed to retail stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, and Virginia.
Salmonella contamination can cause serious illness. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. There have not yet been any reports of illnesses related to the consumption of the recalled kratom powder products.
The FDA has issued a warning against using kratom products because they are not regulated and have frequently been found to be contaminated with salmonella. Just recently, the organization issued its first mandatory recall of kratom products because of the serious potential for illness when consuming the product.
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