Tag: Pesticides

Health Canada updates pesticide testing requirements in wake of new results

Today Health Canada announced the results of a new inspection and testing program in the wake of several pesticide-related recalls in the last six months. The regulator also announced that it will now require all licensed producers to conduct mandatory testing of all cannabis products destined for sale for the presence of unauthorized pesticides. Preliminary results

Health Canada provides update on post-pesticide-recall inspections

In response to recalls of cannabis products related to the use of unauthorized pesticides, Health Canada announced in February that they would begin conducting random product testing. They now say that, to date, they have conducted unannounced inspections of seven licensed producers of cannabis, collecting 43 random samples. According to Maryse Durette, Senior Media Relations

Health Canada satisfied with measures taken by OrganiGram and Mettrum after recalls

Health Canada says it is satisfied that the two companies who recently underwent recalls for the presence of unauthorized pesticides have taken the issue seriously. No other regulatory action will be taken at this time beyond extended expanded monitoring and evaluation. “The companies have undertaken a series of corrective actions, including strengthening monitoring, enhancing internal