Tag: Recall

Health Canada rushes to correct lack of pesticide testing for cannabis

New testing limits for pesticides are causing some frustration for producers and labs who say these limits are being set retroactively, reflecting poorly on an industry with a reputation for otherwise robust regulations. In the wake of pesticide-related recalls from OrganiGram and Mettrum late last year and early this year, Health Canada recently announced new surprise

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

Hydropothecary issues voluntary stopsale for unauthorized fungicide

The Hydropothecary Corporation today announced a voluntary stop­-sale and stop­-shipment on all products due to detection of myclobutanil, a fungicide not approved for use on cannabis in Canada. The company emphasizes this is not a recall of product, as the fungicide was found on plants, not finished cannabis products. The company says the source of

Health Canada issues recall for mislabelled THC level

Health Canada announced today that on March 8, 2017, Aphria, a licensed producer of cannabis for medical purposes located in Ontario, began a voluntary recall of one lot of dried marijuana under a Type III recall. One lot (652-4883) of cannabis was mislabelled as containing 22.3% THC instead of 21.1% THC. A Type III recall refers

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