World Organix LLC has announced a recall of five of its kratom products after microbial testing turned up what the company is characterizing as “high microbial loads”.
The bacteria in question, says the company, is Salmonella.
The Blissful Remedies’ press release about the recall lists these products as being pulled from the market:
- Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa in 12 mL bottles with lot code 112710 and best by date 06/2019
- 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend in 57 mL bottles with lot code 112710 and best by date 03/2019
- Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa in 50 capsule pouches with lot code 112710 and best by date 03/2019
- Gold Series Ultra Enhanced Indo in 50 capsule pouches with lot code 11271 and best by date 03/2019
- Kratom+CBD, CBD infused Maeng Da in 50 capsule pouches with lot code 112710 and best by date 03/2019
If any of this (or all of this) sounds familiar to you, it’s because this is actually an update of a recall issued back in late June. (That recall incorrectly listed Blissful Remedies and not World Organix as the recalling company.) But, the company says, it still has not received any reports of sickness or injury being blamed on adverse events related to these recalls.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, did the tests that found the bacteria. Neither the agency nor the company have said what, if anything, prompted the tests in the first place. Nor was there any word on which serotypes were identified.
Stores known to carry the recalled products are being notified; customers with any of the supplements covered here should throw them out.