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US (MA): Monson-based cultivation facility faces mold problems

Holistic Industries is battling a mold problem at a cannabis growing facility here that supplies cannabis to recreational and medical retailers. Reacting to complaints from employees, the Monson Board of Health has called for an immediate inspection of the 96 Palmer Road facility in concert with state regulators.

The mold infestation has not compromised the safety of the plants, said Holistic in a statement to The Republican.

“No products were sold that did not meet state regulations,” the company stated. “We did have some complaints about products that had a ‘different’ smell. Once we identified mold was present in our facility but had not compromised the safety of the plants, we assumed some of the facility smell transferred to product or packaging. This is when we proactively added the extra QA (quality assurance) processes of sensory and visual inspections, pulling any batches that did not meet our standards.” 
The company, which has retail operations in Easthampton and Springfield, added that it was “aware of any and all obligations, if any, to report this to our partner state agencies and are taking the appropriate steps.”


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