Mouldy weed recall from Ontario expanded to B.C.

Allegedly mouldy weed. (Photo: n1shh/reddit.com)

After five complaints of moudly weed in Ontario led to a recall in that province last week, it’s now been extended to British Columbia.

It’s the first time B.C. has had a marijuana recall since legalization on Oct. 17.

RedeCan issued a voluntary recall of its B.E.C 3.5 gram, lot #4B2L3. In all, 13,344 units of the product was sold.

RedeCan asks that customers refrain from consuming this product as it investigates the source of the complaints.

“Being a family run, privately owned company we have the best interest of our consumers and heart…. Safety and satisfaction is a top priority of Redecan,” the company said in an online statement.

Redecan said prior to shipping the product it was “rigorously inspected and tested by an independent third-party lab to meet the regulatory requirements set out by Health Canada.”

Product was then packed in a secure facility under sanitary conditions and sealed through the lid of a closed container with an induction seal, the company stated.

Redecan noted it has also been asked to respond to a report that its product may contain bugs, after pictures appeared to show holes that insects allegely burrowed.

In its online statement, the company said it uses “biologics,” or beneficial insects such as ladybugs, as part of an integrated pest management program to naturally prevent pest insect pressures. The company explains the “bios” are released into the crops throughout the growth cycle as a preventative measure to minimize any potential pests, and eliminate the use of pesticides.

Anyone in possession of B.E.C 3.5 gram lot #4B2L3, is asked to contact the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Cannabis Operations Customer Care Centre at 1-844-420-2227 or by email, at customercarecentre@bcldb.com, for return and refund.

To view the full recall notice, please visit RedeCan’s website: www.redecan.ca/consumer-alert/.

For additional information, contact RedeCan’s customer care centre at customercare@redecan.ca.

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