Article by Katherine DeClerq, CTV News
A cannabis producer in Ontario has issued a voluntary recall of one of its products after at least five complaints were filed about marijuana purchased through the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) containing mould.
An OCS customer, who wished to remain anonymous, told CTV News Toronto that she checked the products she had been using for about a week after reading mould compalints on Reddit.
“That’s when I found mould on the pot, after I had already consumed some,” she said. “I don’t even know what kind of mould it is. I’d never considered before to even look for that.”
She said that while she hasn’t experienced any adverse reactions from the mould, she is concerned about how it appeared.
“In this case, where you expect it to be government-regulated by Health Canada, I shouldn’t need to be going back and inspecting it a week later.”
In a statement issued on Thursday, Ontario-based licensed cannabis producer RedeCan said that it received one complaint about the mould on Nov. 18. Since then, the company has received four other consumer complaints about the same issue.
“At this point, it appears that the reports are limited to a single lot of a particular strain called “B.E.C.” and packaged in 3.5 gram bottles. RedeCan has visually inspected the batch samples of this lot that it is required to retain by Health Canada and has found no evidence of any mould in these samples,” the statement reads.
“At this early stage in our investigation, it is not a simple matter to determine how, when or why mould could have appeared in five bottles in a single lot. The cannabis is grown, produced and packaged at our facilities, but is marketed and sold through OCS. Some of the records are in its hands, and OCS and RedeCan are working in cooperation to obtain and analyse this data. The investigation is ongoing.”