Tuesday, January 26

Salmonella prompts recall of kratom sold in Bend

Sunstone Organics of Springfield is recalling two lots of the herbal supplement kratom, which the company sells at five retail outlets in Bend, because of potential salmonella contamination.

Kratom is linked to past salmonella illnesses, but Sunstone Organics has not received any reports of adverse events related to the current recall, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration press release issued Friday.

The Oregon Health Authority investigated a case of salmonella bacteria in a Lane County resident who reported consuming Sunstone Organics kratom, spokesman Jonathan Modie said. The person’s leftover kratom tested positive. The bacteria was also found in subsequent tests of the company’s product.

The recalled products are White Vein Kratom Lot 119 and Maeng Da Kratom Lot 124A in capsules and powder form and in all sizes.

Read more at bendbulletin.com.