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Editor's Note: A Portland, Oregon company initiated a recall of an estimated 10,000 units of kratom products due to potential Salmonella contamination. The products total were sold directly to consumers via company websites between January 18, 2018 and February 18, 2018. The company has identified a supplier as the source of Salmonella, removed that supplier from its supply chain, and removed all associated products from its facility. The company has ceased distribution of products in order to perform a facility audit and initiated a voluntary recall. Working in cooperation with the FDA, the company will destroy all recalled product upon return.

Food and Drug Administration
March 10, 2018


PDX Aromatics of Portland, Oregon DBA Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, has initiated a recall of certain kratom-containing powder products because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The affected powder products are packaged in plastic heat sealed pouches and sold in 28 grams, 56 grams, and 112 grams. The products total an estimated 10,000 units and were sold directly to consumers via company websites between January 18, 2018 and February 18, 2018. The products description and lot codes are as follows:

Recall Product Identification:
Brand Product name Net Wt
Kraken Kratom Red Dragon Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken Kratom Red Vein Borneo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken Kratom Red Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken Kratom Red Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken Kratom Super Indo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Phytoextractum Maeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (Horn Red) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Phytoextractum Red Dragon Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Phytoextractum Red Vein Borneo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Phytoextractum Red Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Phytoextractum Red Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Phytoextractum Super Indo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul Speciosa Maeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (Horn Red) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul Speciosa Red Dragon Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul Speciosa Red Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul Speciosa Red Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul Speciosa Super Indo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g

Recalled products have any of the following LOT codes (represent packaging dates):
LOT 20180118 LOT 20180125 LOT 20180201 LOT 20180207 LOT 20180214
LOT 20180119 LOT 20180126 LOT 20180201 LOT 20180208 LOT 20180215
LOT 20180120 LOT 20180127 LOT 20180202 LOT 20180209 LOT 20180216
LOT 20180121 LOT 20180128 LOT 20180203 LOT 20180210 LOT 20180217
LOT 20180122 LOT 20180129 LOT 20180204 LOT 20180211 LOT 20180218
LOT 20180123 LOT 20180130 LOT 20180205 LOT 20180212  
LOT 20180124 LOT 20180131 LOT 20180206 LOT 20180213  

The company has been notified by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) of that certain lots of the product were tested positive for Salmonella and became aware about one confirmed case of Salmonella associated with PDX Aromatics products.

Consumers who may be in possession of potentially contaminated products are advised not to consume products labeled with the above product descriptions and lot codes. All products associated with this recall should be returned to PDX Aromatics.

In order to receive a refund, customers should visit the site they purchased from: http://krakenkratom.com/recall, http://phytoextractum.com/recall, or http://soulspeciosa.com/recall and follow all instructions for returning recalled products within 14 business days.

PDX Aromatics has identified a supplier in our supply chain as the source of Salmonella. The company has removed that supplier from our supply chain and all associated products from our facility. We have ceased distribution of products in order to perform a facility audit and have initiated a voluntary recall. Working in cooperation with the FDA, the company will destroy all recalled product upon return.

Customers who have questions about this issue should contact PDX Aromatics at 503-850-9225, 9-5 PT, Monday-Friday, Monday-Friday or send email to media@pdxaromatics.com .

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