By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) reported recently on a voluntary recall of certain marijuana products due to possible contamination with with the fungus, Aspergillus.
The products were cultivated by PP Wellness and sold at multiple locations with the product names El Alquimista, Tangie Head, Nasty Girl, The Juice, and Gorilla Grapevine.
ADHS is advising purchasers to dispose of the products, which were found in laboratory tests to be positive for the fungus.
To date, no illnesses have been reported. This announcement is being made out of an abundance of caution. Patients who have purchased potentially contaminated products should not ingest, inhale, or otherwise consume them and should dispose of them. If you have already consumed any of the products and have any of the symptoms described below, please contact your health care provider or seek care in the event of an emergency.
ADHS licensing auditors determined during a routine inspection of the marijuana establishment that marijuana samples that tested positive for Aspergillus were tested two more times by two different licensed laboratories with two of the three total test results indicating Aspergillus contamination.
Aspergillus can cause allergic reactions or infection, usually in people already sick with something else. Symptoms range from asthma or cold like symptoms to fever and chest pain among many others.
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