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article imageDenver health officials issue warning over THC-infused capsules

By Karen Graham     Sep 29, 2015 in Food
A food safety advisory has been issued by Denver's Department of Environmental Health for RX Green's "Autopilot" capsules, a marijuana-infused product, after completion of a food safety inspection.
The Denver Post reports health officials are saying any of the company's Omega-3 and THC capsules made before September 17 should be thrown out. The products have a licensing number of 404R-00109 on the package.
"The advisory is due to concerns regarding the manufacturing process and lack of temperature controls in place to prevent bacterial growth," Denver's Department of Environmental Health said in an advisory on Friday. "There have been no reports of illness at this time."
The health department also says Aspen-RX Green has not issued a voluntary recall, even though the advisory states the action was issued as a result of a food safety inspection. There were concerns raised over the manufacturing process and a lack of temperature controls in place to prevent bacterial contamination, according to Food Safety News.
On Sunday, Josh Meacham of Snowmass Village, CO., a spokesman for RX Green told the Denver Post the advisory was based on an incomplete analysis of the manufacturing operations at the facility. "We stand by our product 100 percent," he said, adding, "They just took it upon themselves to (issue this advisory)."
An interesting side-story on this advisory is that RX Green was sold for $15,000 to Steve Garcia of Aspen, Co., and the licence transfer was completed two weeks ago. Garcia was the company's business manager before becoming the owner.
A week before the license transfer, Meacham surrendered to local law enforcement authorities over charges of selling fake elk hunting permits in New Mexico. If convicted on a felony, state law would prohibit him from being the manufacturer of marijuana edibles. Of course, Garcia says this was not the reason for the sale.
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