October 17, 2018

Two Manufacturers Recall Kratom Supplements for Possible Salmonella

Two manufacturers are recalling kratom-containing dietary supplements for possible Salmonella contamination. Illness have been reported tied to these recalled products.

Badger Botanicals of Utah is recalling Green Suma, Red Suma, Green Hulu 2, and Red Hulu 2 kratom dietary supplements that were sold directly to consumers through the company website from January 1, 2018 to April 12, 2018 because it has the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaOne potential illness has been reported in connection with this issue.

There is a multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to some kratom containing products in the U.S. right now. At least 132 people are sick in this outbreak as of April 5, 2018, according to the FDA. We don’t know whether or not the illness reported in this recall is linked to the larger outbreak.

Sampling and testing by the FDA found the pathogenic bacteria. The dietary supplements are sold in 250 gram pouches. Anyone who purchased the above products should not eat them. Throw them away in a sealed container, or contact the seller for a refund. You can see pictures of the product labels at the FDA website.

The second recall is for products made by Maya Distribution. Dragon Label Kratom is the recalled product. One illness has been reported to date in connection with this recall as well.

You can see the long list of products at the FDA website. they include Dragon Ultra Enhanced Indo Extract, Dragon Malaysian, Dragon Maeng Da, and Dragon Bali in various sizes and forms. These bottles were sold directly to 28 retailers in Utah, 26 in Arizona, and 1 in each of Nevada, Wyoming, Kansas, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, and Michigan.

The symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that may be bloody. If you have consumed these products and have been ill, see your doctor.

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