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Arizona: Curaleaf recalls batch of cannabis trim due to possible Aspergillus contamination

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Curaleaf is voluntarily recalling one of its products (cannabis trim), due to signs of possible contamination by Aspergillus, a fungus that can cause allergic reactions or infections, generally in people already weakened by other health conditions. To date, no incidents related to this product have been reported, but the Arizona Department of Health has issued a warning to consumers and Curaleaf is working with distributors and retailers to remove all products from shelves.

The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) has warned consumers of cannabis products in its state about the possibility of contamination of a batch of cannabis trim from Arizona. Curaleaf by the Aspergillus fungus. The company immediately voluntarily recalled the batch of “Mac N Cheese” cannabis flower, or MnC, identified as MnC-IC123H2-N.

In a statement, Curaleaf stated that “after an internal investigation, it was discovered that the original test result failed for Aspergillus and the batch was released from production quarantine due to unintentional human error. Internal disciplinary measures were taken and the team member directly responsible was removed from the production area.”

Curaleaf informed authorities and takes “full responsibility”
AZDHS was informed of the potentially contaminated products by Curaleaf itself, and then issued a press release to share this information with the community to ensure consumer safety.

“Those who purchased products that are now subject to recall should not consume them in any way, whether by ingestion, inhalation or any other route, and should dispose of them appropriately,” warns the AZDHS press release. If anyone has already consumed these products and experiences any of the symptoms described below, it is recommended that they contact a healthcare professional or seek medical assistance immediately.

AZDHS further clarifies that immediate measures were taken as soon as the possibility of contamination was known. The Department contacted the establishment that produced the products, which took immediate action to collaborate with all distribution and retail partners to remove the potentially affected products from store shelves.

Testing requirements for cannabis-based products are defined by legislation relating to both medicinal and recreational cannabis programs, and allow for oversight and control of the commercial chain.

In a statement, Curaleaf took full responsibility for the incident and apologized to its Arizona patients and customers for the inconvenience. “Patient and customer safety and satisfaction is our number one priority and we are immediately evaluating our quality control practices to correct any gaps and prevent this error from occurring again. Curaleaf thanks AZDHS for its continued partnership as this process demonstrates the integrity of the legal cannabis market.”

Symptoms of Aspergillus (or Aspergillosis) contamination

To date, no cases of illness related to this product have been reported. However, the collection is being carried out as it is a matter of extreme caution and to prevent possible health problems in the future.

Aspergillus can cause allergic reactions or infections, usually in people who are already sick. Symptoms range from respiratory problems, similar to a cold, to fever and chest pain, among others. One complete list of symptoms can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Curaleaf encourages patients who have questions about any of its products to email Info.AZ@Curaleaf.com.

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