Attention cannabis consumers in California! There have been recent recalls issued for two cannabis products in the state. The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has mandated a recall for the Gelato Orangeade hybrid cannabis flower distributed by Urban Therapies Distribution due to the presence of aspergillus flavus, a soil fungus that can contaminate crops. Additionally, Echsen Industries has voluntarily recalled Fog City Farms’ Shark Bites infused pre-rolls because of the pesticide spiromesifen found in the product. The DCC is advising consumers to dispose of these products or return them to retailers for proper disposal. Stay informed and ensure the safety of your cannabis products in California.
Recall of Gelato Orangeade hybrid cannabis flower by Urban Therapies Distribution
Urban Therapies Distribution has been ordered to recall its Gelato Orangeade hybrid cannabis flower by the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). This recall was initiated due to the presence of aspergillus flavus, a soil fungus that infects and contaminates pre-harvest and post-harvest seed crops. The packaging date for the recalled flower was July 12, 2023.
Reason for recall: Presence of aspergillus flavus
The presence of aspergillus flavus in the Gelato Orangeade hybrid cannabis flower is the primary reason for the recall. Aspergillus flavus can pose health risks to consumers if consumed, making it necessary for the product to be removed from the market. The DCC has determined that the presence of this soil fungus poses an immediate and serious threat to human life or health.
Voluntary recall of Fog City Farms’ Shark Bites infused pre-rolls by Echsen Industries
Echsen Industries has voluntarily recalled Fog City Farms’ Shark Bites infused pre-rolls. This decision was made after the discovery of the pesticide spiromesifen in the product. Spiromesifen is commonly used to control mites, psyllids, and whiteflies on crops. The manufacturing and packaging date of the recalled product was June 28, 2023.
Reason for recall: Presence of spiromesifen pesticide
The presence of the spiromesifen pesticide in Fog City Farms’ Shark Bites infused pre-rolls has prompted Echsen Industries to issue a voluntary recall. While this pesticide is effective in controlling pests, its presence in cannabis products is a cause for concern. The DCC has found that spiromesifen can pose potential health risks to consumers and has therefore deemed the recall necessary.
Additional pesticides found in sample results: cadusafos and cyphenothrin
In addition to the presence of spiromesifen, the DCC has discovered two additional pesticides in the sample results of Fog City Farms’ Shark Bites infused pre-rolls. These pesticides are cadusafos and cyphenothrin. Although the agency does not require testing for these specific pesticides, their presence in the sample results further supports the need for a recall.
Advice for consumers: Throw away or return recalled products for proper disposal
Consumers who have purchased Gelato Orangeade hybrid cannabis flower or Fog City Farms’ Shark Bites infused pre-rolls are advised to take action to ensure their safety. The DCC recommends that consumers either throw away the recalled products or return them to the retailers from whom they were purchased for proper disposal. It is important to prioritize health and safety when dealing with recalled cannabis products.
Instructions to be sent to businesses with recalled products in their inventory
In order to ensure proper handling of the recalled products, the DCC or the distributors involved will be sending instructions to businesses who have these products in their inventory. These instructions will provide guidance on how to properly dispose of the recalled items and prevent any potential harm to consumers. Businesses must follow these instructions meticulously to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.
Third product recall in California’s regulated marijuana market
This recent recall of Gelato Orangeade hybrid cannabis flower and Fog City Farms’ Shark Bites infused pre-rolls marks the third product recall in California’s regulated marijuana market within a month. The industry has been facing increasing scrutiny to ensure the safety and quality of cannabis products. The DCC is working diligently to address these concerns and maintain the integrity of the regulated market.
The safety of consumers is of the utmost importance, and these recalls serve as a reminder of the potential risks associated with cannabis products. It is crucial for businesses and regulators to work together to identify and address any issues promptly to maintain consumer confidence in the industry. By following the advice provided and adhering to regulatory guidelines, we can ensure a safer and more reliable cannabis market in California.