News Release – CORRECTED: Voluntary Recall of Certain Marijuana Products Due to Possible Salmonella or Aspergillus Contamination

CORRECTED: Voluntary Recall of Certain Marijuana Products Due to Possible Salmonella or Aspergillus Contamination

 

PHOENIX —  Multiple Arizona marijuana establishments and dispensaries are initiating a voluntary recall of specific marijuana products due to possible contamination with Salmonella or Aspergillus. See below for a table with the product, lot numbers, product names it was sold under, and the possible contaminant.

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is advising purchasers to dispose of the products described in the table below, which were found in laboratory tests to be positive for Salmonella or Aspergillus.

To date, no illnesses have been reported. This announcement is being made out of an abundance of caution. Patients who have purchased potentially contaminated products should not ingest, inhale, or otherwise consume them and should dispose of them. If you have already consumed any of the products and have any of the symptoms described below, please contact your healthcare provider or seek emergency care in the event of an emergency.

The ADHS laboratory auditors determined during routine inspection of an independent third-party laboratory that marijuana samples that tested positive for Salmonella were reported to dispensaries and marijuana establishments as free of contaminants. In addition, marijuana samples that tested positive for Aspergillus were reported to dispensaries and marijuana establishments as free of contaminants.

Once ADHS discovered the positive test results, the establishments involved were notified and took immediate action to work with all distribution and retail partners to remove any potentially impacted products.

Consumers with any questions may contact the establishment or dispensary they purchased any of the products on the list below.

SYMPTOMS

Salmonella: Symptoms from ingesting salmonella usually start within 6 hours–6 days after infection and last 4–7 days. Ingestion can happen inadvertently after handling Salmonella-contaminated products. Symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea (that can be bloody)
  • Fever
  • Stomach cramps
  • Some people may also have nausea, vomiting, or a headache.

https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/general/salmonella-symptoms.html

Aspergillus: Aspergillus can cause allergic reactions or infection, usually in people already sick with something else. Symptoms range from asthma or cold like symptoms to fever and chest pain among many others.  A full list of symptoms can be found on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website: https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/aspergillosis/symptoms.html

PRODUCTS

Brand Name

Product Name

Batch Number

Product Type

Implicated Contaminant

Harvest Platinum

14g Pre Pack Indica Flower (Glazed Apricot Gelato)

CVGH210406HB

Plant, Trim

Salmonella

Harvest Platinum

14g Pre Pack Sativa Flower (Tiger Haze)

CVGH210406HM (L)

Plant, Trim

Aspergillus

Modern Flower

3.5g Pre Pack Indica Flower (Orange Acai)

CVGH2104210HI

Plant, Flower – Cured, Greenhouse

Aspergillus sp.

Sol Flower Dispensaries and Establishments

Tahiti Lime

0121TILM.33.WT

Plant, Flower – Cured

Aspergillus sp.

EHF (Elephant Head Farms)

HAT Trick #17 Flower

030821F1H12

Plant, Flower – Cured

Salmonella

Mohave Cannabis

Preroll

LAB #454 PR

Plant, Preroll, Indoor

Salmonella

Tru Infusion Flower

Cherry WIFI

Caked Up Cherries

0326R12CUC

Plant, Flower – Cured indoor

Aspergillus sp.

The Pharm

Chemistry #1 (HD 3/24/21)

Chemistry #1  1 B15B.R1-10

Plant, Flower – Cured, Greenhouse

Aspergillus sp.

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