California Cannabis Regulators Announce Product Recalls

California’s Department of Cannabis Control recently issued mandatory and voluntary recalls for specific cannabis products from Urban Therapies Distribution, LLC and Echsen Industries, LLC, due to health concerns related to mold and pesticide contamination

Full story after the jump.

On Wednesday, the Department of Cannabis Control in California announced two recalls of cannabis products due to health and safety concerns.

Recall 1: Urban Therapies Distribution’s Gelato Orangeade

The first recall involves a mandatory action against Urban Therapies Distribution, LLC, concerning their Gelato Orangeade hybrid cannabis flower. The recall, issued on January 10, 2024, was triggered by the detection of Aspergillus flavus, a potentially harmful mold, in the product batch numbered GF-271. According to the announcement, the affected product was manufactured on July 12, 2023.

Consumers in possession of this product are advised to check the UID and batch number on their package. If they match the recalled batch, the DCC recommends that you either dispose of the product or return it to the retailer for proper disposal. Ganjapreneur has reached out to Urban Therapies Distribution for comment.

Recall 2: Echsen Industries’ Infused Pre-rolls

The second recall is a voluntary action by Echsen Industries, LLC, concerning their Fog City Farms Shark Bites infused pre-rolls. Initiated on the same day, this recall was due to the presence of the pesticide Spiromesifen, along with Cadusafos and Cyphenothrin, which were also found in the sample results. These substances pose a potential health risk, according to the DCC. The recalled batch, numbered 0628301 and manufactured on June 28, 2023, was sold after July 17, 2023.

Echsen Industries advises customers who have purchased this product to check the UID and batch number. If they match the recalled batch, the product should be disposed of or returned to the retailer. Consumers experiencing any adverse effects should contact a physician.

In response to the recall, Fog City Farms posted on Instagram clarifying that they have never used chemical pesticides. They attributed the contamination to a third-party manufacturing facility, emphasizing that this was an isolated incident affecting only one batch of their Pacific Chem prerolls manufactured in June of the previous year. They assert that the flower provided was clean, supported by their test results.

For more information about these product recalls, please visit the DCC website.

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