Denver cannabis company Bonsai Cultivation has issued a recall of its flower, shake, trim, and pre-roll products due to excessively high yeast and mold counts, Denverite reports. The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment says stores and consumers should throw the products away.
“DDPHE opened an investigation after identifying multiple samples of marijuana plant material had failed total yeast and mold sampling from multiple retail store locations. DDPHE is investigating this issue and overseeing the recall process to remove potentially contaminated products from commercial circulation.” – DDPHE, in a statement, via Denverite
At least 45 retail stores, cultivation facilities, and manufacturing facilities throughout Denver are affected by the recall. Products bought between Apr. 30 and Oct. 14 could be affected.
It’s the third recall by Denver cannabis companies this year. In April, Lightshade Labs LLC issued a voluntary recall over yeast and mold which affected flower, shake, trim, and pre-rolls. DDPHE said that investigation was opened following consumer complaints. Affected Lightshade products were sold at five Denver retailers, one Federal Heights retailer, and two Aurora retailers.
In July, Universal Herbs LLC voluntarily recalled pre-rolls of Blue Cookie strains sold at the company’s Denver location over yeast and mold counts.
There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with any of the recalled products but the agency said that potential health impacts depend on the product, duration and frequency of use, and level of exposure.