Show 117 - FDA Mandatory Recall of Herbal Supplement

Wanted to give folks a heads up about a mandatory recall of a herbal supplement product used by folks that have anxiety and depression disorders. The FDA has issued a mandatory recall on Kratom herbal supplements from specific vendors because of possible Salmonella contamination.

So in this show there is a brief description of the recall, what is Kratom and what it does for folks and another source that provide positive and negative benefits of using the supplement.

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US Food and Drug Administration mandatory recall of herbal supplements with Katom that could be tainted with Salmonella.

There is also a Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts FDA recall page that list the most recent product recalls with the names of the vendor so you can check out if there is a possibility of concern.

The publication Food Safety News has a write up of the recall effort; there is more than one article More Kratom Capsules Recalled for Salmonella Amid Outbreak gives some of the alternate names of the herb and what the packages look like.

KratomIQ is a informational site that provides basic information about Krantom, the benefits and potential for abuse by users and by some vendors of the product. I am suggesting it as a place to read about positive and potentially negative information about the supplement. Be aware that the site does have affiliate relationships with some vendors. (They did disclose that fact in the disclaimer.) information page about Kratom.


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