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Posted April 9, 2018

Kratom Powders and Capsules Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On April 5, 2018, Club 13 issued a recall of certain kratom powders and capsules because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that has been linked to fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly adults, and people with weakened immune systems. In healthy adults, Salmonella can produce fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, Salmonella infection 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. In February 2018, the CDC warned consumers not to use kratom in any form as it began investigating an outbreak of illness caused by Salmonella infection associated with the use of kratom.

The recalled kratom products were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders and can be identified by the following:
  • Maeng Da Red powder products, 15-gram, 30-gram, 90-gram, 150-gram, and 454-gram packages, Lot #: MRMD012618

  • Maeng Da Red capsule products, 5-count, 25-count, 50-count, 100-count, and 120-count capsule bottles, Lot numbers: MRMD013018, MRMD013118, MRMD020118, MRMD020518, MRMD022318, MRMD022718, MRMD030118, MRMD030218, and MRMD030618

  • Maeng Da Red XS" capsule products, 5-count, 20-count, 25-count, 40-count, and 50-count capsule bottles, Lot numbers: KRXS020718, KRXS030618, KRXS102417, KRXS110617, and KRXS120117
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products listed above are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Kratom is often sold as powdered leaves or extract in loose powder, tea, capsules or liquids, and is promoted for energy, pain relief or to help ease opioid withdrawal. Consumption of kratom has also been associated with adverse effects, including hepatotoxicity, psychosis, seizure, weight loss, insomnia, tachycardia, vomiting, poor concentration, hallucinations, and death, associated with its opioid properties.

See these related warnings:

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall of Salmonella-Contaminated Kratom Products

NutriZone Kratom Supplements Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

More Kratom Supplements Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

PDX Aromatics Expands Recall of Kratom Products

Kratom Supplements Recalled and Destroyed

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom Powders, Pills and Teas

FDA Links 44 Deaths to Kratom

36 Deaths Associated With the Use of Kratom Products

Police Officer Dies From Kratom Overdose, Herb Currently Legal in Most States

Seller of Supplements for Opiate Withdrawal Warned for Drug Claims

Kratom To Be Classified a Schedule I Controlled Substance

To see the complete recall, use the link below.