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Kratom Salmonella Recalls


Kratom Salmonella Recalls

Since 2017, the FDA has been issuing warnings about kratom.

This month, they’ve released an additional warning about the recall of certain kratom products due to salmonella contamination, which is increasing this drug’s dangers.[1] The FDA has already issued numerous warnings about kratom, explaining that there are no FDA-approved uses for this drug. [2] Here’s more on why kratom is not as safe as people want it to be.

What Is Kratom?

Kratom is a tropical plant called Mitragyna speciosa that is native to Southeast Asia. The tree’s leaves contain compounds with psychotropic effects. [3] Currently, the leaves are crushed and sold in various forms such as powders, pills, or teas. Though kratom is currently not illegal, it’s not approved by the FDA for human consumption. This is why many kratom packages are labeled as “not for human consumption.”

Is Kratom Safe?

Some people may try to tell you that kratom is perfectly safe because it’s legal, but this isn’t the truth. Kratom is a dangerous substance that acts similarly to opioids and stimulants in the brain. [3] Some people think that kratom is the best thing for opiate withdrawal, but this drug can create its own health problems. Dangerous effects of kratom use include nausea, hallucinations, and even seizures. No matter how this drug is ingested, the dangers are present.

This new voluntary recall on kratom highlights the dangers of kratom, showing how lack of regulation is making this dangerous substance even riskier. There have been 44 deaths attributed to kratom overdoses. [4]

Kratom is not a safe substance to take, and as with many other drugs, addiction can happen. For safe kratom and opiate detox, contact our team at Banyan Detox Boca Raton.

Call 888-280-4763 to break free from kratom and its dangers.


  1. Food & Drug Administration – Sunstone Organics Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall
  2. Food & Drug Administration – FDA and Kratom
  3. NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse – Kratom
  4. Food & Drug Administration – Kratom Overdoses
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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
Kratom Salmonella Recalls
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