USA – Kratom Salmonella Outbreak Still Expanding

Food Safety News

The confirmed case count in a nationwide Salmonella outbreak traced to kratom products has more than doubled in less than a month, infecting people in 35 states and resulting in the hospitalization of 39 percent of the victims.

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration continue to advise the public to avoid consuming any products containing kratom until further notice because it could be contaminated with Salmonella.

Kratom is a plant consumed for its stimulant effects and as an opioid substitute. It is also known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, and Biak.

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