First cannabis recall in Alberta after mould detected

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Alberta’s first cannabis recall was announced on Jan. 4 after mould was detected in a single batch of product.

Up Cannabis says it issued the “voluntary product recall as a precautionary measure regarding a portion of a single, specific lot of its cannabis sold only in Alberta.”

A bulletin notes the affected product is isolated to the Nov. 28, 2018 packaging date. According to the company, “retesting of the product detected levels of mould/microbial contaminants which exceeded acceptable limits.”

The recall involves 1,428 units of one lot of Up Cannabis’ seven-gran dried cannabis jars, “eldo” strain, sold to Alberta Gaming Liquor & Cannabis.

“No other Up Cannabis product is affected by this notice,” the company states. “To date there has been no quality complaints or adverse reactions regarding this product lot.”

Customers in Alberta who may still have this product in their possession can return it to the point of sale where it was purchased for replacement or refund.

Consumers may also contact Up Cannabis Inc. at [email protected] or at 1-833-UPDOTCA (873-6822) for further information.

See also: Mouldy weed recall from Ontario expanded to B.C.

In late 2018, five complaints of mouldly weed in Ontario led to a recall in that province, which was later extended to B.C. It was the first time B.C. had a marijuana recall since recreational marijuana legalization in Canada on Oct. 17.