OTTAWA, May 4, 2018 /CNW/ -
IssueHealth Canada is advising Canadians thatseveral "S?j" brand kratom products were seized from two Edmonton stores (S?j, located at Sherbrooke Plaza, 11839 St Albert Trail, and Jupiter, located on 12841 97th Street NW). Kratom products are not authorized
It is illegal to sell any health products in Canada without authorization from Health Canada.
Who is affected
What consumers should do
What Health Canada is doingHealth Canada seized the products from the retail locations. Should additional retailers or distributors be identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians as necessary. Health Canada is also working with the Canada Border Services Agency to stop kratom products from entering Canada.
BackgroundKratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a herbal product that may pose serious health risks when swallowed or inhaled. Side effects include drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, liver toxicity and excessively rapid heartbeat. Kratom has been linked to both narcotic and stimulant-like effects, and has potential for abuse and dependence. Health Canada has not authorized the sale of any product containing kratom.
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