The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its first-ever mandatory recall for kratom [wikipedia.org]-containing "food products", because the company selling them did not comply with the agency's request for a voluntary recall:
Federal drug regulators issued their first-ever mandatory recall Tuesday to a company selling several products containing the herbal supplement kratom [usatoday.com] and contaminated with Salmonella.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it issued the order because Triangle Pharmanaturals [trianglepharmanaturals.com] of Las Vegas refused to cooperate.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [usatoday.com] said last month that the kratom Salmonella outbreak was linked to 11 hospitalizations among 28 people who caught the strain.
The FDA is advising consumers to discard the products that are part of the mandatory recall, which it says include, but isn't limited to: Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Emerald Green, Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Ivory White, and Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Ruby Red. The company, which promotes itself as a consulting firm, may "manufacture, process, pack and/or hold additional brands of food products containing powdered kratom, FDA says.
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