Edible marijuana products recalled in Colorado

The Associated PressJuly 17, 2014 

— A popular Colorado brand of marijuana-infused brownies and other sweets was recalled Thursday amid concerns of contamination from unsanitary equipment.

The Denver Department of Environmental Health recalled several products from the company At Home Baked because of concerns over the machine the company was using to produce water hash to go in the products, The Denver Post reported (http://dpo.st/1mSIASB ).

The products were recalled because of the "possible contamination from unsanitary equipment" and "use of equipment not intended for food manufacturing," according to the department's Public Health Inspections Division.

The recalled products included infused brownie mixes, blondie mixes, rice crispy treats and Stixx candy.

The Department of Environmental Health verified that there haven't been any reports of illness from the recalled products. A food safety inspection was the reason for the recall.

"We're really frustrated with the entire situation," said A.J. Ashkar, the co-owner of At Home Baked. "They came in, and the machine which we were utilizing to make water hash was not a food-safe machine. Food-safe machines to make water hash do not exist. They deemed the water hash that we were making unfit for human consumption even though nobody has gotten sick from our hash."

Ashkar said his company has since acquired a new washing machine that complies with the food-safety guidelines.

He said At Home Baked will replace or refund any recalled items.

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