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Health product recall

Recall of Cannabis for Medical Purposes - Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd.

Starting date:
August 24, 2017
Type of communication:
Drug Recall
Hazard classification:
Type III
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Undeclared Substance
General Public
Identification number:


On August 24, 2017, Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd., a licensed producer of cannabis for medical purposes located in British Columbia, has begun a voluntary Type III recall of 3 lots of dried marijuana that were produced between June to July 2016. The affected lot numbers are found below.


Following the inspection at the Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. site in March 2017 to conduct random sampling of cannabis products, a test result for a cannabis oil sample in July 2017 showed the presence of myclobutanil and spinosad, at levels below quantifiable limits.

This resulted in further sampling of cannabis products from the licensed producer site where a cannabis leaf sample indicated the presence of myclobutanil at a level of 0.017 parts per million (ppm). The licensed producer undertook further testing of their products through a third party laboratory, which indicated the presence of myclobutanil. As a result, Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. is recalling three lots of dried marijuana sold between July and December 2016.

Myclobutanil and spinosad are not found in the seventeen pesticides authorized for use on cannabis under the Pest Control Products Act. These two ingredients are found in pest control products that are approved for use in food production.

A Type III recall refers to a situation in which the use of, or exposure to a product is not likely to cause any adverse health consequences.

Health Canada has no received adverse reaction reports related to Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd.'s products sold affected by the recall.  Health Canada recommends that any individual affected by the recall immediately stop using the recalled product and to contact Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd., at the following number 1-888-486-7579.

Affected products

Dried marijuana


Not Applicable

Dosage form

Not Applicable



Lot or serial number

The following lots are classified under the Type III recall initiated on August 24, 2017.




Recalling Firm

Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd.

British Columbia

Tel: 1-888-486-7579

Marketing Authorization Holder

Not Applicable

Media enquiries

Health Canada

(613) 957-2983