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Tox Tuesday: FDA issues first-ever mandatory food recall amid kratom Salmonella outbreak

After repeated attempts to encourage a voluntary recall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has imposed a mandatory recall of all kratom-related goods produced by Triangle Pharmanaturals, LLC, after several of the company’s products tested positive for Salmonella.

The mandatory recall is a first for the agency since the Food Safety Modernization Act gave […]

Tox Tuesday: Kratom linked to opioids, Salmonella poisoning

Photo by Ahman Fuad Morad

Kratom, a plant-based drug commonly taken in an attempt to treat pain and addiction withdrawal, has been in the news a lot lately as authorities try to outline the health risks of the loosely regulated substance.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two separate warnings about […]

Monday links

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Animal Science:

Preparing for the next flu season — Poultry World With the knowledge that it’s always flu season somewhere, the large poultry production regions in the Western Hemisphere are preparing for the next flu season. Or […]

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Animal Science

Scientists looking for producers to participate in beef genomic trial – Alberta Farmer The project is part of the effort to use genomics to select cattle with improved feed efficiency […]

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Agriculture

More tomatoes, faster – Morning Ag Clips Tomatoes are already an ideal model species for plant research, but scientists at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) just made them even more useful by […]

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Agriculture

Smartphone App Hopes To Be The “Shazam For Plants” – Modern Farmer The app can, theoretically, identify a plant based on a photo you take of it with your phone. Apps like […]

Tox Tuesday: Kratom

Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Justice (via Wikimedia Commons)

A relative of the coffee plant is causing a debate regarding the substance’s potential benefits and dangers.

Kratom comes from the leaves of Mitragyna speciosa, a tropical tree found in parts of Southeast Asia, including Thailand and Malaysia. It is consumed in a tea, […]