CAN (ON): Cannabis recalled due to mould

A Canadian cannabis producer is recalling thousands of grams of its product from the Ontario Cannabis Store after several customers complained about mould, the latest setback in the province since marijuana was legalized across Canada a month ago.

RedeCan Pharm, a small pot producer based in Fenwick, Ont., about 125 kilometres south of Toronto, said 7,400 bottles of its 3.5 grams “B.E.C.” product were voluntarily recalled by the company after it received reports of five customers complaining of mould issues.

“We have stated that our company wishes to deal with this development seriously and urgently. RedeCan has therefore decided to act with the utmost caution and take the most prudent course possible without delay,” the company said in a statement provided to BNN Bloomberg.

“We could say that we have only received five complaints out of 500,000 units sold. We could say that we have never received such a complaint since we became a [licensed producer] in 2014. But even one complaint is too many. And if there’s a problem we will fix it.”

The company also stated in a separate statement that reports that its strains were contaminated with dead bugs were untrue and that “black specks” were misidentified as “harmless non-volatile organic matter”.

Read more at BNN Bloomberg (David George-Cosh)

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