FDA Issues Mandatory Recall For Herbal Supplements Due To Salmonella Risk

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall For Herbal Supplements Due To Salmonella Risk

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall For Kratom Products Due To Salmonella Risk 

April 04, 2018 

The Food and Drug Administration is issuing a mandatory recall of powdered kratom products due to the risk of salmonella. The FDA took the unprecedented step after the company ignored the agency's request for a voluntary recall (a request other companies went along with).

For those who don’t know, kratom is marketed as remedy for chronic pain and anxiety, but the FDA considers it to be a dangerous drug with similar effects to narcotics. Federal health officials say this is the first-ever mandatory recall of a contaminated item. The herbal supplement is processed and distributed by Triangle Pharmanaturals of Las Vegas.

  • Apparently, the FDA issued a strong warning to consumers in November to stay away from the herbal supplement, which comes from a plant in Southeast Asia. In a statement, the FDA said regulators were aware of three-dozen deaths linked to products containing kratom. The herb is banned in several states including Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Source: Food and Drug Administration     

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