An edible marijuana maker is taking heat from Denver public health officials for using a washing machine containing mold to make bubble hash, a key ingredient in their edibles. VPC
DENVER – Denver health officials issued a recall against a Denver marijuana edibles company after an inspection revealed a dirty washing machine was used in the production of some edibles.
The Denver Department of Environmental Health says all At Home Baked infused brownie mixes, blondie mixes, rice krispy treats and Stixx candy must be removed from shelves.
At Home Baked is manufactured by Advanced Medical Alternatives, located at 1269 N. Elati Street.
Health officials said an ingredient in the edibles, bubble hash - a concentrated form of THC, was prepared using a dirty washing machine.
"This is the industry standard of what people have been using for 30 years to make bubble hash in," company employee AJ the Hashman said.
State law requires all edible manufactures to use food-safe materials in the preparation of all ingredients.
"Marijuana infused products are regulated just as any traditional food product under Denver's food safety code," Director of Public Health Inspections Bob McDonald said.
McDonald said inspectors noticed the washing machine had a buildup of corrosion and mold.
"It's a piece of equipment that shouldn't be used in that condition to manufacture anything that's edible," he said.
Health officials say there have been no reports of illness at this time. This recall has been issued as part of a food safety inspection. Public health inspections does not regulate THC content of edibles.