Despite the number of illnesses having more than doubled since an outbreak announcement this past week, a company that sells microdosing candy continues to refuse to issue a recall.

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a public warning about the products sold under the Diamond Shruumz brand. Implicated products include gummies, cones, and chocolate bars.

The products are available online and at a variety of retail stores, including smoke/vape shops and retailers that sell hemp-derived products such as cannabidiol (CBD) or delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC). The complete list of retailers is currently unknown. The FDA recommends that people not purchase or consume any flavor of Diamond Shruumz-brand chocolate bars, cones, or gummies from any retail or online locations.

As of June 18, 26 patients had been identified. The sick people live in 16 states. Sixteen of those who have sought medical care have been hospitalized.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms reported by patients include:

  • Seizures
  • Decreased level of consciousness
  • Respiratory failure
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Hallucinations
  • Uncontrolled movements
  • Abnormal heart rate (e.g., too fast or too slow)
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Excessive sweating or secretion
  • Flushed skin

The FDA has contacted the firm about a possible voluntary recall, but these discussions are still ongoing.  

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