It is a bad idea and poor PR to ignore a regulator. This is what happens. The company, Triangle Pharmaceuticals, blew off the FDA's requests for a recall of their kratom herbal supplement. The FDA wasn't worried about kratom, itself a controversial remedy, but about salmonella food poisoning, which had contaminated the ingredients. Who knows why Triangle refused to cooperate? They are now the subject of an unprecedented mandatory recall and the weight of the government is on their shoulders. They are also a case study in poor PR. They put customers at risk by not complying and they have given themselves a bad name. If the company survives, and that is questionable, they had better not do it again.