FDA Orders Mandatory Recall For Kratom

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a mandatory recall for Kratom after much of the product has tested positive for Salmonella.

The FDA issued the recall after the company failed to comply with its request for a voluntary recall.

Kratom is a plant native to Malaysia. The leaves are traditionally crushed and made into tea to treat pain or reduce Opioid withdrawal cravings.

In the U.S., Kratom is sold as a dietary supplement in the form of pills, powders, capsules and tea.

Back in February, the FDA issued a statement about Kratom saying that there is no evidence the product is “safe or effective for any medical use.”

Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNYNewsNow app now on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Have a news tip? Email newsdesk@WNYNewsNow.com, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.


Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.