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TOPIC: Samanila outbreak source

Salmonella outbreak source 2 years 2 months ago #26138

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HunterK, I was asking what vendors Laurie was referring to, that is why I quoted her statement about vendors that have been utilizing safe practices.
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Salmonella outbreak source 2 years 2 months ago #26098

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Everybody here is fully aware of your situation. We all know you have a 3,000 dollar ER bill, and I seriously doubt that Kraken will pay your bill for you. I don’t know what else to say, unless you want to fork over MORE money for lawyers and court fees and sue them, but I doubt anybody wants to go down that route including you. If you do then so be it. It’s real shitty what has happened to you, I wouldn’t want that to happen to anybody, including myself, in the Kratom community.
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Salmonella outbreak source 2 years 2 months ago #26095

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Vendor I'm referencing is Kraken Kratom, thats the product that put me in the hospital, I'm 1 of the 3 cases in CA! I've been in contact with them, they were quick in asking questions to find the Source, but they were even quicker to immune themselves from any type of liability to the problem! Yes they offered a recall, and a refund, but left me holding the bag on a $10,000 ER bill! My blue cross paid $7000, but I'm still stuck with a $3000 bill

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Salmonella outbreak source 2 years 2 months ago #26094

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Laurie wrote: Many of the ILK approved vendors have already been investing in these safety features for some time now. It’s become necessary going forward, in a short hurry now.


Which vendors are you specifically referencing? I'm realizing that a lot of vendors are scrambling in the aftermath of consumer hospitalization (testing their current strains for Salmonella, but before had really no safety regulations).

I am posing these questions to the 2 preferred vendors I have, and think that we all should!
What policies and regulations do you have into practice that help keep your Kratom safe? What are the measures that your company already goes through to ensure you are a responsible vendor that greatly cares about the safety and cleanliness of product?

There are a lot of vendors scrambling in the aftermath of consumer hospitalization, but what I want to know is what are the steps that you already take to help you to provide a safe and clean product?
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Samanila outbreak source 2 years 2 months ago #26074

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Good job removing them!

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Samanila outbreak source 2 years 2 months ago #26073

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Thank for your info, There offering a refund, but I want to know what there going to do about my $3000.00 ER bill?

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Samanila outbreak source 2 years 2 months ago #26057

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We will be removing those vendors immediately, at least for the time being. They will have to earn back the trust of the forum, the consumer and the industry. We will be changing our policy here at the forum and will require vendors to test for salmonella, e.coli, and mold. This industry needs to regulate itself and put the best foot forward. I know that there are some vendors out there that are assuring the safety of there customers. I do not want to name drop but have seen a few posts about Online Kratom doing these tests on a weekly basis. All I can say is that its best to vet your vendor ask them for certification.
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Samanila outbreak source 2 years 2 months ago #26056

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So my question is, is Kraken still considered an approved vendor? I haven’t looked on the list lately and the tab doesn’t work on mobile. I know I will never order from them, too expensive anyway, but still. Even if they get their problems fixed, there is no way in hell I would trust them for future buys. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this.
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Samanila outbreak source 2 years 2 months ago #26055

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Me, my 2 yr old, and my 4yr old were all hospitalized last year. At different hospitals..they had to be somewhere they had good pediatric care. Apparently it is very rare to have it infect your bloodstream. They flew in a specialist. It was crazy. My body had to relearn how to process food again..and my immune system still has not recovered. It was not from Kratom, but a potato soup. But looking at my post, I can see how it looks like that's what I meant. I was just stating why any and all cases of Salmonella are on my radar. Good grief if I got Salmonella AGAIN and from Kratom...I don't think I could ever look at it again!
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Samanila outbreak source 2 years 2 months ago #26054

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So sorry to hear this, KayKay! You JUST STARTED! I hope you bought a lotto ticket that day, too.

Seriously, so glad you’re ok and able to post! Thank you for confirming that. I already subscribed to recalls and posted this before, but you’re right about the wide reaching implications with that vendor because they DO operate under several pseudo names as well as have MORE businesses involved in the Kava aspect and that hasn’t even been discussed as to whether kraken Kava is any safer, being cleaned, etc (?)
SAFETY FIRST. See VENDORS (above or under index) and the list has proven safe vendors to shop with during this time and other times of shopping need.
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