Recall: Blissful Remedies Products Containing Kratom
On 2018-08-13, the FDA announced that World Organix is conducting a recall on Products Containing Kratom due to possible contamination with microbial. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Blissful Remedies during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
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Name: World Organix
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Because the region was not specified, it is assumed that this product was available nationwide.
Product Description: Products Containing Kratom
Brand Name(s): Blissful Remedies
Reason for Recall: Microbial Loads Contamination
Official Recall Date: 2018-08-13
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
For Immediate Release
August 13, 2018
World Organix LLC
World Organix LLC, is voluntarily recalling lot: 112710 of Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa capsules, Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend to the consumer level. These products have been tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") and found to be contaminated with High Microbial Loads. Additionally, this serves as a update to a previous press release posted on June 30th 2018, concerning Blissful Remedies Gold Series Ultra Enhanced Indo and Blissful Remedies Kratom+CBD, CBD infused Maeng Da, Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa, recalled due to Salmonella contamination, where Blissful Remedies was listed as the recalling firm instead of World Organix LLC. To date, World Organix LLC has not received reports of adverse events related to these recalls.
Immunodeficient individuals have a higher probability of developing a disseminated potentially life threatening infection when ingesting or otherwise orally exposed to solutions contaminated by microorganisms. Salmonella, is a microbial 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, infect ion 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.
These are unapproved products. The Maeng Da products, containing M. speciose, has psychoactive properties. The 4 Hour Chill Herbal Shot, contains melatonin, which has been reported to treat insomnia. The affected products, lot, best by dates and packaging are as follows:
|Product Name||Quantity and Dosage form||Packaging||Lot #|
|Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa||12 ML||White Plastic bottle||112710Best By Date: 06/2019|
|Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend||1.93 Fluid Oz (57 ml)||White Plastic bottle||112710Best By Date: 03/2019|
|Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa||50 capsules||White Foil Pouch||112710 Best By Date: 03/2019|
|Blissful Remedies Gold Series Ultra Enhanced Indo(100% Mitragyna Speciosa)||50 capsules||White Foil Pouch||112710Best By Date: 03/2019|
|Blissful Remedies Kratom+CBD, CBD infusedMaeng Da||50 capsules||White Foil Pouch||112710 Best By Date: 03/2019|
World Organix is notifying its retailers and customers by e-mail and/or telephone and is arranging for return of the recalled products. Customers/retailers that have product that is being recalled should immediately discard them.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact World Organix LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-435-8533, 9 am to 6 pm (Central Time Zone), Monday through Friday. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
This is an update to a previous press release that was posted on June 30th 2018, where Blissful Remedies product was listed as the recalling firm instead of World Organix.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
More information may be available at FDA.gov
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