The expanded recall includes Red Maeng Da Powder, Super Green Malaysian Kratom Powder, Thai Kratom Powder (Green Vein), Thai Kratom Powder (Green Vein), and OG Bali Powder, among others. These products were shipped between January 18, 2018, and March 8, 2018, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and manufactured by PDX Aromatics, doing business as Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa.

Affected kratom products were sold directly to consumers over the internet via the company’s various websites. You can view a comprehensive list of products being recalled, including lot numbers, product names, brand, and net weight, at the FDA website.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and FDA have combined in a joint effort to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to kratom.

As of March 15, at least 87 people have been infected with outbreak strains of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b:- (50), Salmonella Javiana (5), Salmonella Okatie (16), or Salmonella Thompson (16) in 35 states.

PDX Aromatics has identified multiple suppliers as the likely sources of salmonella. The company has removed additional suppliers from their supply chain and recalled all affected products, FDA said.

Source: New York Post

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