For Immediate Release
March 1, 2019
Sunstone Organics is voluntarily recalling two lots of Sunstone Organics Kratom. These two lots include Sunstone Organics White Vein Kratom Lot 119 and Sunstone Organics Maeng Da Kratom Lot 124A in both capsules and powder form and in all sizes. The products have been found to potentially be contaminated with salmonella.
Risk Statement: The product potentially could result in contracting salmonella. Symptoms of salmonella can include illness, vomiting, and some cases even death. This risk is higher for users a compromised or weak immune system, including elderly and young children. Sunstone Organics has not received any reports of adverse events to date related to this recall.
The product is used as a tea or supplement and is packaged in kraft stand-up pouches in both capsule form and powder form, in 3 different size bags, for a total of 12 products. The affected Sunstone Organics Kratom lots include the following lot numbers: Sunstone Organics White Vein Lot 119 and Sunstone Organics Maeng Da Lot 124A in Powder form and package sizes 25 grams, 50 grams, and 100 grams, and in capsule form in sizes 20 count, 60 count, and 150 count. See table below for UPC codes:
|Sizes and Types||Sunstone Organics Maeng Da Kratom Lot 124A||Sunstone Organics White Vein Kratom Lot 119|
|20 count Capsules||00859667007149||00859667007347|
|60 count Capsules||00859667007156||00859667007354|
|150 count Capsules||00859667007163||00859667007361|
|25 gram Powder||00859667007118||00859667007316|
|50 gram Powder||00859667007125||00859667007323|
|100 gram Powder||00859667007132||00859667007330|
All 6 sizes pertain to the same lot number (i.e. Maeng Da Kratom Lot 124A or White Vein Kratom Lot 119). These products do not have an expiration date.
The product can be identified by the kraft packaging with Sunstone Organics Kratom round label on the front of the package along with the strain type (i.e. White Vein, Maeng Da). Lot number (i.e. lot 119 or lot 124A) is provided on the back of the package. These products were distributed to retail outlets in Oregon, Washington, California, and Nebraska.
Sunstone Organics is notifying its distributors and customers by visiting retail outlets on our distribution routes, phone calls to outlets we cannot visit, letters to all outlets, and a sign posted in all outlets notifying consumers, and is arranging for replacement of all recalled products. Consumers and retailers that have Sunstone Organics Kratom which is being recalled should stop using, discard or return to place of purchase.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Sunstone Organics by phone at 541-972-3327 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are available by phone Monday-Friday from 8am to 6pm PST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product.
Adverse reactions or quality problems associated with the use of this product may be reported to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either by phone, on line, by regular mail or by fax.
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
- Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.