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Product Recall: Dragon Kratom Powder and Encapsulation

Kratom, or  Mitragyna speciosa  is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family. It is native to Southeast Asia and is indigenous to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea, where it has been used in traditional medicine since at least the 19th century. Kratom has some stimulantlike effects and opioid properties .

Why is this kratom product being recalled?

Maya Distribution, LLC of South Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling Dragon Kratom bottles and sealed packages of encapsulated and raw powder product because it is potentially contaminated with Salmonella. On top of all the other Kratom side effects the FDA is checking into, now you may end up with Salmonella too.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections in people with compromised immune systems. (The young, the elderly, and the frail.)  Healthy people who get infected with Salmonella often experience abdominal pain, diarrhea (possibly bloody)vomiting, nausea and fever. Under rare circumstances, the Salmonella infection can get into the bloodstream, producing severe illnesses like arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

Which Products are Contaminated?

The possibly affected products are listed on the FDA website as follows:

Name Packaging Contents UPC
Dragon Ultra Enhanced Indo Extract Sealed pouch 4 500 mg capsules 66001000010
Dragon Malaysian Sealed Bottle 150 gram powder 660010010057
Dragon Malaysian Sealed Pouch 20 500 mg capsules 660010010033
Dragon Malaysian Sealed Bottle 200 500 mg capsules 660010010040
Dragon Malaysian Sealed Bottle 80 500 mg capsules 060010000019
Dragon Malaysian Sealed Bottle 40 500 mg capsules 060010000018
Dragon Malaysian Sealed Bottle 40 500 mg capsules 660010010026
Dragon Malaysian Sealed Pouch 20 500 mg capsules 660010010033
Dragon Maeng Da Sealed Bottle 150 gram powder 550010010051
Dragon Maeng Da Sealed Bottle 60 gram powder 550010000021
Dragon Maeng Da Sealed Bottle 200 500 mg capsules 550010010044
Dragon Maeng Da Sealed Bottle 80 500 mg capsules 550010010013
Dragon Maeng Da Sealed Bottle 40 500 mg capsules 550010010020
Dragon Maeng Da Sealed Bottle 80 500 mg capsules 440010010037
Dragon Bali Sealed Bottle 150 gram powder 440010010055
Dragon Bali Sealed Bottle 60 gram powder 440010000025
Dragon Bali Sealed Bottle 200 500 mg capsules 440010010048
Dragon Bali Sealed Bottle 80 500 mg capsules 440010010017
Dragon Bali Sealed Bottle 40 500 mg capsules 440010010024
Dragon Bali Sealed Pouch 20 500 mg capsules 440010010031

Product photos are up on the FDA recall website as well.  

Was Anybody Harmed by the Product?

To date, one illness has been reported after the recall was initiated when Maya Distribution was notified of positive Salmonella test results by the Food and Drug Administration.  Maya Distribution has identified the supplier and source of contaminated product and has ceased the production and distribution of the product. The contaminated bottles were sold directly to 28 retailers in Utah, 26 in Arizona, and 1 in each of Nevada, Wyoming, Kansas, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, and Michigan.

Consumers who may be in possession of potentially contaminated products are advised not to consume products labeled Dragon, Dragon Kratom, Dragon Malaysian, Dragon Ultra Enhanced Indo Extract, Dragon Bali, or Dragon Maeng Da.  

What do I do with the product I purchased?

Products associated with this recall can be returned to Maya Distribution. You will receive  a full refund.  Customers can also return product to the place of purchase for a refund. Retail stores will receive a full refund from Maya Distribution within 14 days of the Report.

Maya Distribution is cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration to destroy all recalled products that are returned.

Customers with questions about this issue can contact Maya Distribution.

Email:  mayavapes@yahoo.com. 

 Phone: (801) 410-4309 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST.

Any updates from the FDA on Kratom in general?

In February, the FDA put out a press announcement on kratom to reiterate its concerns on risks associated with this opioid. The FDA is overseeing the destruction and recall of kratom products.

The FDA has warned consumers not to use any products containing kratom. As of February 2018,  44 related deaths linked with kratom use have been reported through the FDA, most often when used with other substances.

Health care professionals and consumers should report any adverse events related to kratom use to the FDA MedWatch Program.

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One response

  1. Jordan Avatar

    All the information that you shared with us about Dragon Kratom Powder, is very useful and important. Thank you


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