A US company is voluntarily recalling a swathe of hemp tincture products, intended for dog, cat, and human consumption, after the Florida Department of Health tested some samples and found dangerous levels of lead.
With many businesses now experiencing disruption caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Matthew Anderson of Vanguard Scientific tells Analytical Cannabis of his experiences working in the supply chain over the past several months.
With a steady increase of research into cannabinoids, and with changes to legalization and regulation, the future of the cannabis beverage industry will have to overcome considerable challenges to keep up with new consumer demands.
How can cannabis labs leverage powerful analytical technologies to ensure novel products like cannabis-based beverages meet consumer safety and quality demands?
In the fourth part of his series, Rob Thomas examines how processors can reduce the chances of elemental contamination and outlines recent case studies where CBD product recalls were issued due to heavy metal contamination.
In the third part of his series, Rob Thomas details how the cannabis product manufacturing process can contribute to heavy metal contamination.
The researchers aren’t sure exactly how those who used the concentrates could have such high THC levels without incurring greater intoxication, but they suspect a tolerance may have been built up.
According to a Florida state department, a sample of a Kore Organic Watermelon CBD oil tincture, produced by Summitt Labs, contained 4.7 parts per million of lead.