As of January 11, 2019, the Government of Canada announced that it has recalled Eldo dried cannabis after discovering that it may actually contain mould. Eldo dried cannabis is a product that is created by Up Cannabis Inc. and is sold through the Alberta Gaming Liquor & Cannabis Commission. The recall is issued for the general public of Canada who has purchased a certain lot of the cannabis.
The recall is specific to Eldo dried cannabis that has the packaging date of November 28, 2018, and contains the lot #1204201. Approximately 1,428 units were sold throughout Canada that may be affected. The recalled product could have been purchased anytime between November 29, 2018, and January 4, 2019.
The Government of Canada is warning customers who have purchased the product to stop using it immediately and to contact Up Cannabis Inc. to receive a full refund of the product. If the product was purchased online, it is recommended to contact Alberta Cannabis Call Centre at 1-855-436-5677.
If the product is used while containing mould it could lead to temporary health problems. Exposure to mould can actually cause the user to have an allergic reaction, which could result in sneezing, coughing, wheezing, runny nose or nasal congestion. It can also cause watery and itchy eyes as well.
This isn’t the first time that cannabis has been recalled throughout Canada since legalization. Just last month, Health Canada recalled two separate stains of Bonify dried cannabis since they were concerned that these strands would not reach the contaminant limits and regulations.
Bonify also received another recall a few weeks later when eight of its lots were discovered to have a labeling error where the values of cannabinoid were reversed.
However, recalls aren't always issued. Narcity broke the story last month about the Ontario Cannabis Store not recalling their product, even after bugs were found in them.
For more information on the recall be sure to visit the Government of Canada’s website.
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