Mandatory kratom recall ordered by FDA
While most recalls are voluntary, even when the contaminated product has made multiple people ill or has even resulted in death, the recent kratom-related outbreak of salmonella contaminated has caused the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a mandatory recall of kratom produced by Triangle Pharmanaturals.
The company, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, has refused to cooperate with the FDA, which did initially encourage a voluntary recall. This is the first time the agency has issued a mandatory recall order to protect Americans from contaminated food products.
Products that are part of the mandatory recall should be discarded properly. Those products include but are not limited to: 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.
The mandatory recall covers all food products containing powdered kratom manufactured, processed, packed, or held by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC, after several were found to contain salmonella.
Two samples of kratom products manufactured by Triangle Pharmanaturals, sold through the retail location Torched Illusions in Tigard, Oregon, and collected by the Oregon Public Health Division, tested positive for salmonella, as did four additional samples of various types of kratom product associated with the firm collected by the FDA.
Numerous brands of kratom-containing products have been linked to a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis from multiple strains of salmonella. The FDA continues to advise consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products and discard any in their possession.
Salmonella contamination can cause serious illness in someone who consumes the infected product. Salmonellosis, the infection caused by salmonella bacteria, often results in acute gastroenteritis, an illness that usually results in diarrhea and/or vomiting due to severe inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by the bacteria.