Kratom Suspected In 35-State Salmonella Outbreak: Health And Wellness Industry News
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
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Online retailer and supplement brand Kraken Kratom is first business American Kratom Association recognized with its GMP Qualified Vendor status. But, FDA reiterates kratom should not be used in supplements until an NDI notification is submitted showing a reasonable expectation of safety for its intended use, and DEA still has pending a proposed order to schedule kratom constituent ingredients as controlled substances.
FDA for the first time exercises its mandatory recall authority over food and supplement products to order Triangle Pharmanaturals, which opened for business in Las Vegas in April 2017, to recall all of the kratom-containing products it has distributed and to cease distributing additional products.The agency also notes in the announcement that it continues to scrutinize kratom's safety unrelated to contamination.
Now that FDA has completed its evaluations of two compounds in kratom – mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine – that DEA has proposed to schedule as controlled substances, researchers who attest to the ingredient's safety and its value in helping opioid abusers through withdrawal or as a natural pain reliever or mood enhancer say time could be running short to convince federal officials against ending consumer access to kratom products due to fear that the ingredient is an opioid.