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Posted August 16, 2018

Kratom Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On August 14, 2018, Zakah Life, LLC issued a recall of Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom powder, Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom powder, Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom capsules, and Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom capsules because laboratory testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in some of the product packages.

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. They can be identified by the following additional information:
  • Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom Powder: Quantity/Dosage form: 100 g, Packaging: 4 oz. black and clear organic rice paper bag containing 100g of kratom, Lot # BSG010118

  • Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom Powder: Quantity/Dosage form: 100 g, Packaging: 4 oz. black and clear organic rice paper bag containing 100g of kratom, Lot # BPR010118

  • Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom Capsules: Quantity/Dosage form: 90 capsules, Packaging: 275 cc plastic bottles, Lot # SG050118

  • Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom Capsules: Quantity/Dosage form: 90 capsules, Packaging: 275 cc plastic bottles, Lot # PR050118
People who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Kratom, also known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, and Biak, 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 related warnings:

Blissful Remedies Kratom Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Gaia Kratom Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

NutriZone Expands Recall of Kratom Products

Kratom Powders and Capsules Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

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

FDA Links 44 Deaths to Kratom

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.