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PDX Aromatics Issues Second Expanded Recall of Kratom Products Because of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

March 22, 2018

Contact

Consumers

recall@pdxaromatics.com
503-850-9225

Media

Jenn Lauder
media@pdxaromatics.com
 

Announcement

PDX Aromatics, DBA Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, is again expanding the scope of their 3/9/2018 and 3/15/2018 voluntary recalls to include certain red vein and green vein kratom powder and capsule products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The second expanded recall is being initiated in response to additional positive findings of Salmonella associated with PDX Aromatics’ products following the FDA’s investigation.

To date the company is aware of four confirmed cases of Salmonella associated with consumption of red and white vein products.

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 expanded recall includes certain red vein powder and capsule products shipped between 12/1/2017 and 3/8/2018 and certain green vein powder and capsule products shipped between 9/18/2017 and 11/1/2017 and between 2/9/2018 and 3/8/2018.

The expanded recalled products were sold directly to internet consumers in the US through the company websites http://phytoextractum.com; http://soulspeciosa.com; and http://krakenkratom.com.

Recalled products were sold to two customers in the United Kingdom and to one customer in each of the following countries: Ireland, Japan, Norway, and Turkey.

RED VEIN powder and capsule EXPANDED recalled products:

BrandProduct nameNet Wt
Kraken KratomRed Maeng Da Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken KratomRed Maeng Da Capsules28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumRed Maeng Da Thai Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g, 225g
PhytoextractumRed Maeng Da Thai Capsules28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaRed Maeng Da Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaRed Maeng Da Capsules28 g, 56 g, 112 g

RED VEIN powder and capsule EXPANDED recalled products have any of the following LOT codes:

LOT 20171201LOT 20171221LOT 20180110LOT 20180130LOT 20180219
LOT 20171202LOT 20171222LOT 20180111LOT 20180131LOT 20180220
LOT 20171203LOT 20171223LOT 20180112LOT 20180201LOT 20180221
LOT 20171204LOT 20171224LOT 20180113LOT 20180202LOT 20180222
LOT 20171205LOT 20171225LOT 20180114LOT 20180203LOT 20180223
LOT 20171206LOT 20171226LOT 20180115LOT 20180204LOT 20180224
LOT 20171207LOT 20171227LOT 20180116LOT 20180205LOT 20180225
LOT 20171208LOT 20171228LOT 20180117LOT 20180206LOT 20180226
LOT 20171209LOT 20171229LOT 20180118LOT 20180207LOT 20180227
LOT 20171210LOT 20171230LOT 20180119LOT 20180208LOT 20180228
LOT 20171211LOT 20171231LOT 20180120LOT 20180209LOT 20180301
LOT 20171212LOT 20180101LOT 20180121LOT 20180210LOT 20180302
LOT 20171213LOT 20180102LOT 20180122LOT 20180211LOT 20180303
LOT 20171214LOT 20180103LOT 20180122LOT 20180212LOT 20180304
LOT 20171215LOT 20180104LOT 20180124LOT 20180213LOT 20180305
LOT 20171216LOT 20180105LOT 20180125LOT 20180214LOT 20180306
LOT 20171217LOT 20180106LOT 20180126LOT 20180215LOT 20180307
LOT 20171218LOT 20180107LOT 20180127LOT 20180216LOT 20180308
LOT 20171219LOT 20180108LOT 20180128LOT 20180217 
LOT 20171220LOT 20180109LOT 20180129LOT 20180218 


GREEN VEIN powder and capsule recalled products:

BrandProduct nameNet Wt
Kraken KratomOG Bali Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken KratomBali Capsules28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken KratomSuper Green Malaysian Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumOG Bali Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g, 225 g
PhytoextractumOG Bali Capsules28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumGreen Vein Thai Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumSuper Green Malaysian Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaOG Bali Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaBali Capsules28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaThai Kratom Powder (Green Vein)28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaSuper Green Malaysian Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g

GREEN VEIN powder and capsule recalled products listed above have any of the following LOT codes:

LOT 20180209LOT 20180219 LOT 20180301
LOT 20180210LOT 20180220 LOT 20180302
LOT 20180211LOT 20180221 LOT 20180303
LOT 20180212LOT 20180222 LOT 20180304
LOT 20180213LOT 20180223 LOT 20180305
LOT 20180214LOT 20180224 LOT 20180306
LOT 20180215LOT 20180225 LOT 20180307
LOT 20180216LOT 20180226 LOT 20180308
LOT 20180217LOT 20180227 
LOT 20180218LOT 20180228 


Additionally, the GREEN VEIN powder products listed below have any of the following LOT codes:

BrandProduct nameNet Wt
Kraken KratomSuper Green Malaysian Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumSuper Green Malaysian Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumGreen Vein Thai Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaThai Kratom Powder (Green Vein)28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaSuper Green Malaysian Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g

 
LOT 20170918LOT 20170930 LOT 20171012 LOT 20171024
LOT 20170919LOT 20171001 LOT 20171013 LOT 20171025
LOT 20170920LOT 20171002 LOT 20171014 LOT 20171026
LOT 20170921LOT 20171003 LOT 20171015 LOT 20171027
LOT 20170922LOT 20171004 LOT 20171016 LOT 20171028
LOT 20170923LOT 20171005 LOT 20171017 LOT 20171029
LOT 20170924LOT 20171006 LOT 20171018 LOT 20171030
LOT 20170925LOT 20171007 LOT 20171019 LOT 20171031
LOT 20170926LOT 20171008 LOT 20171020 LOT 20171101
LOT 20170927LOT 20171009 LOT 20171021 
LOT 20170928LOT 20171010 LOT 20171022 
LOT 20170929LOT 20171011LOT 20171023 


PDX Aromatics has identified multiple suppliers in their supply chain as the sources of Salmonella. The company has removed additional suppliers from their supply chain, is resolving potential sources of contamination in its supply, and is removing all affected products.

The company is thoroughly communicating the details of the recall and is notifying all customers to return products so they can be destroyed. Any customer who believes they may have product affected by this recall should visit pdxaromatics.com/recall for complete return and refund instructions. Working in cooperation with the FDA, the company will destroy all recalled product upon return.

As a community-focused, family-owned company, PDX Aromatics takes its responsibility to provide safe products for all its customers very seriously. The company is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its products and its facility and has suspended product sales and shipments pending a full quality audit, including thorough cleaning and disinfection processes and extensive testing.

Consumers with questions should contact PDX Aromatics at 503-850-9225, 9AM-5PM PT, Monday through Friday, or at recall@pdxaromatics.com.

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