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Pre-rolled joints recalled over contamination concerns, Health Canada says

Two examples of the affected items voluntarily recalled by Atlas, as posted on Health Canada's website. (Courtesy: Health Canada)

A recent cannabis recall could harsh some Canadians’ buzz.

Atlas Growers Ltd. is voluntarily pulling three product lots of pre-rolled joints that may be contaminated with yeast, mould and bacteria.

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The recall applies to two types of Atlas Growers Ltd.’s pre-rolls sold between Dec. 1, 2020 and last Wednesday.

The affected products are Natural History Zour Apples Full Flower Pre-Rolls and Atlas Growers Zour Apples Full Flower Pre-Rolls.

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Health Canada says approximately 11,304 of the three-joint packs were sold in in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Yukon.

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The agency says exposure to yeast, mould and bacteria may cause allergic symptoms, but serious health consequences are rare.

The recalled lot numbers are: P200027, P200044 and P210008. You can find additional photographs of the packaging of the affected items here.

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