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PDX Aromatics Recalls Kratom Powder Because Of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

March 10, 2018

Contact

Consumers

PDX Aromatics
media@pdxaromatics.com
503-850-9225

Media

Jenn Lauder
media@pdxaromatics.com

Announcement

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:

BrandProduct nameNet Wt
Kraken KratomRed Dragon Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken KratomRed Vein Borneo Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken KratomRed Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken KratomRed Vein Thai Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken KratomSuper Indo Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumMaeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (Horn Red)28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumRed Dragon Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumRed Vein Borneo Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumRed Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumRed Vein Thai Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumSuper Indo Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaMaeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (Horn Red)28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaRed Dragon Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaRed Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaRed Vein Thai Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaSuper Indo Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Recalled products have any of the following LOT codes (represent packaging dates):
LOT 20180118LOT 20180125LOT 20180201LOT 20180207LOT 20180214
LOT 20180119LOT 20180126LOT 20180201LOT 20180208LOT 20180215
LOT 20180120LOT 20180127LOT 20180202LOT 20180209LOT 20180216
LOT 20180121LOT 20180128LOT 20180203LOT 20180210LOT 20180217
LOT 20180122LOT 20180129LOT 20180204LOT 20180211LOT 20180218
LOT 20180123LOT 20180130LOT 20180205LOT 20180212 
LOT 20180124LOT 20180131LOT 20180206LOT 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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Product Photos

  • Label, Kraken Kratom Red Vein Borneo Powder 112g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Red Dragon Powder 112g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Red Dragon Powder 28g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Red Dragon Powder 56g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Red Vein Borneo Powder 28g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Red Vein Borneo Powder 56g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Red Vein Sumatra 112g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Red Vein Sumatra 28g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Red Vein Sumatra 56g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Red Vein Thai 56g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Red Vein Thai 112g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Red Vein Thai 28g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Super Indo 112g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Super Indo 28g
  • Label, Kraken Kratom Super Indo 56g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Horn MD Powder 112g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Horn MD Powder 28g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Horn MD Powder 56g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Red Vein Borneo 112g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Red Vein Borneo 28g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Red Vein Borneo 56g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Red Dragon Powder 112g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Red Dragon Powder 28g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Red Dragon Powder 56g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Red Vein Sumatra 112g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Red Vein Sumatra 28g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Red Vein Sumatra 56g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Red Vein Thai Powder 112g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Red Vein Thai Powder 28g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Red Vein Thai Powder 56g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Super Indo Powder 112g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Super Indo Powder 28g
  • Label, Phytoextractum Super Indo Powder 56g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa Red Dragon Powder 112g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa Red Dragon Powder 28g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa Red Dragon Powder 56g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa RVB Powder 112g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa RVB Powder 28g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa RVB Powder 56g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa Red Vein Sumatra 112g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa Red Vein Sumatra 28g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa Red Vein Sumatra 56g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa Red Vein Thai 112g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa Red Vein Thai 28g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa Red Vein Thai 56g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa Super Indo 112g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa Super Indo 28g
  • Label, Soul Speciosa Super Indo 56g

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