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Broken Coast contacted patients today to announce a Type III recall of three lots of dried cannabis that were produced between June and July 2016 and sold between July and December, 2016. The affected lot numbers are 1130620116, 1670700116, and 1612100116.
A Type III recall refers to a situation in which the use of, or exposure to a product is not likely to cause any adverse health consequences.
According to Health Canada, following an inspection at Broken Coast’s Duncan facility in March 2017 to conduct random sampling of cannabis products, a test result for a cannabis oil sample in July 2017 showed the presence of myclobutanil and spinosad, at levels below quantifiable limits. The finding resulted in further sampling of cannabis products “from the licensed producer site where a cannabis leaf sample indicated the presence of myclobutanil at a level of 0.017 parts per million (ppm).”
Health Canada also notes that Myclobutanil and spinosad are two ingredients that are found in pest control products that are approved for use in food production, but not part of the 17 currently-approved pesticides for cannabis in Canada. Myclobutanil is a commonly-used pesticide on cannabis that has triggered several recalls of medical cannabis in the past year. As a result, Health Canada has made changes to how they require testing for these products, with surprise inspections and increased monitoring.
Health Canada says they have not received reports of any adverse reactions related to Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd.’s products sold affected by the recall. Health Canada recommends that any individual affected by the recall immediately stop using the recalled product and to contact Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd., at the following number 1-888-486-7579.