Sunstone Kratom Recall Hits Oregon

Sunstone Organics of Springfield is recalling two lots of kratom sold in Oregon due to potential salmonella contamination. Kratom is an herbal product offering mind altering effects.

The products are White Vein Kratom Lot 119, and Maeng Da Kratom Lot 124A, either in capsules or powder.

Sunstone Organics had not received any reports of adverse events according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the products has been removed from store shelves. However, if someone does have the product home, it should be discarded.

The Oregon Health Authority investigated a case of salmonella poisoning in a Lane County resident who reported consuming Sunstone’s kratom, and that person’s leftover kratom did test positive. The bacteria was also found in follow-up tests of the company’s product.

Kratom is a raw product, and this is not the first time people had become ill due to the product being contaminated with salmonella. Last March, the Oregon Health Authority issued a warning after two people fell ill. Later, the manufacturer issued a recall.

Consumers can contact Sunstone Organics by phone, 541-972-3327, or email, info@sunstoneorganics.com.