US (AZ): Recall of cannabis products due to possible Salmonella or Aspergillus contamination

Multiple Arizona cannabis establishments and dispensaries are initiating a voluntary recall of specific cannabis products due to possible contamination with Salmonella or Aspergillus. 

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 cannabis samples that tested positive for Salmonella were reported to dispensaries and cannabis establishments as free of contaminants. In addition, cannabis samples that tested positive for Aspergillus were reported to dispensaries and cannabis 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.

Source: azdhs.gov


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