Zakah Life of Ankeny, IA, is the latest company to join those recalling kratom products after they tested positive for Salmonella, according to a company notice posted by the FDA. “The potential for contamination was noted after laboratory testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in some packages of Super Green Maeng Da Kratom powder, Red Powder Vein Bali Kratom powder, Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom capsules, and Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom capsules.” At least 199 people from 41 states have been infected in an ongoing Salmonella outbreak traced to kratom products, with 38 percent of the ill people having been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On July 3 the Food and Drug Administration released a statement about its investigation into kratom products in general. An advocacy group, the American Kratom Association, has been increasingly critical of the FDA’s position on kratom. The group issued a news release Aug. 16 requesting a meeting with FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Several companies have already recalled dozens of kratom products between them because they tested positive for Salmonella. Kratom is a plant consume...