Houston, Texas-based NutriZone LLC, is expanding its recall of various kratom dietary supplements to include more products that contain the same source material as the original recalled lots. That source material was linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections that have sickened at least 87 people in 35 states, 17 of whom required hospitalization.
The investigation into the outbreak was launched in March by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local and state agencies. Several manufacturers and distributors of kratom products have already issued recalls.
About two dozen additional bottles and pouches of NutriZone that have been added to the recall of katom-containing dietary supplements can be found on the company’s recall notice.
The FDA, CDC and local officials say that it is likely kratom products from other retailers are contaminated with Salmonella. The agencies are warning consumers not to buy or use kratom because it is likely they come from the same supplier and can make those who consume it sick.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella can suffer symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which can be bloody), abdominal cramping and fever. In rare cases, the organism can result in more serious conditions including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Anyone who has used kratom-containing supplements who has become ill should see their doctor.
FDA Recall Notice