USA – More kratom capsules recalled for Salmonella amid outbreak

Food Safety News

A Texas company is recalling various lots of multiple kratom supplements because samples have tested positive for Salmonella. The recall notice on the FDA’s website does not specify what strain of the pathogen inspectors found, but 87 people in 35 states are infected in an outbreak traced to kratom products.

Other companies have already recalled kratom products because they tested positive for Salmonella. Kratom is a plant consumed for its stimulant effects and as an opioid substitute. Kratom is also known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, and Biak.

In the most recent recall, Nutrizone of Houston, TX, seeks to pull back products sold to consumers in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Washington, Missouri, Florida, Mississippi, California and Texas.

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