Nearly two dozen more kratom-containing capsules and powders are being recalled by Maya Distribution LLC under the Dragon Kratom label because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Maya Distribution’s recall is the latest in a string of kratom dietary supplement recalls due to to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to tainted kratom powders and pills.
At least 87 people in 35 states have developed illnesses after consuming kratom, 27 of whom required hospitalization. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local and state health officials, advise anyone with any brand of kratom to not use it because it is likely contaminated with Salmonella.
Maya Distribution’s products include multiple pouches and bottles labeled as Dragon Ultra Enhanced Indo Extract, Dragon Malaysian, Dragon Maeng Da, and Dragon Ball. A full list of products with UPC codes can be found on the company’s news release.
The bottles were sold to 28 retailers in Utah, 26 in Arizona, and one each in Nevada, Wyoming, Kansas, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa and Michigan. To date, one illness linked to these products has been reported to the FDA.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella can suffer symptoms including fever, diarrhea (which can be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infections with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.
FDA Recall Notice