RCMP launches probe after jerky with psychoactive ingredient recalled in Yukon

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Yukon residents who purchased beef or bison jerky from a local business are being told not to eat the product because it may contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient for cannabis.

The territory says in a release that the RCMP is investigating following complaints from several people who ate the jerky and felt symptoms such as nausea, numbness, difficulty walking, were dizzy or had a high heart rate.

It says traces of THC were found when people went to hospital for assessment.

Yukon Environmental Health Services says the company, Off the Hook Meatworks, has issued a recall notice for the products and the jerky is off store shelves.

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The government says anyone who has had contact with the food and feels unusual symptoms should get medical help right away.

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The territory asks if anyone has eaten the jerky products in the last two weeks and felt unwell should contact police or Yukon Environmental Health.

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