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Medical Marijuana Edible Voluntary Recall in Arizona

Abstract

In January 2017, during a routine food service inspection at a local medical marijuana dispensary, Coconino County Public Health Services District (Health District) discovered that the dispensary was processing and bottling potentially hazardous food items, including marinara sauce, and selling the product as shelf stable. Prior to distribution, these jarred potentially hazardous foods did not go through any food processing review or testing for biological hazards. These food products posed a danger to consumers. Therefore, the Health District initiated a voluntary recall, which was the first time a medical marijuana-infused food product had been recalled in Arizona.

Speaker / Author: 
Marlene Gaither, MPA, ME, REHS, Coconino County Public Health Services District
Marie Peoples, PhD, Coconino County Public Health Services District
Randy Phillips, Coconino County Public Health Services District
Trish Lees, Coconino County Public Health Services District
Jennifer Corrigan, REHS, Coconino County Public Health Services District
Eric Bohn, REHS, Coconino County Public Health Services District
Month Year: 
March 2018
Volume#: 
80.7
Page #: 
8-10
Publication Month: 
March 2018
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