Herbal Supplement Recall
A mandatory recall of powdered kratom products has been ordered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to the risk of salmonella. Kratom is advertised as a pain and anxiety reliever, but the FDA says its effects are similar to narcotic drugs. The supplement is and distributed by a Las Vegas, Nevada company, Triangle Pharmanaturals. The FDA stepped in after the company disregarded their request for a voluntary recall. Federal regulators were made aware of three dozen deaths linked to products containing kratom, which comes from a plant grown in southeast Asia, and is banned in several states. More about this recall from the FDA here.