The oils that flagged the investigation and subsequent recall were orange and peppermint essential oils that were not indicated by the supplier as recommended for human consumption, according to DEH investigation documents. Bulk Apothecary, the supplier named in the documents, doesn't list the offending oils as edible or fit for consumption on its website, though it does claim the information provided is general and shouldn't be taken as medical advice.
The names of the recalled products and their serial numbers:
- Dixie Peppermint Relaxing Mints – 404R-00010 (Recreational)
- Dixie Orange Zest Awakening Mints – 404R-00010 (Recreational)
- Dr. Stash Peppermint Relaxing Tablets – 404R-00010 (Recreational)
- Dr. Stash Orange Awakening Tablets – 404R-00010 (Recreational)
- Dixie Peppermint Dark Chocolate Bar – 404-00036 (Medical)
- Dixie Orange Milk Chocolate Bar – 404-00036 (Medical)
In an announcement posted on the Dixie website, COO Chuck Smith says that while the company doesn't believe that any of the ingredients pose an immediate threat to consumers, issuing the recall was the right thing to do for public health and safety.
"With an abundance of caution, Dixie and our Colorado manufacturer are fully cooperating with the Department of Health in voluntarily issuing this recall," he says in the statement. "While we do not believe that these products, which are some of our best sellers, pose any immediate or significant health threat to our valued customers, we do want to reassure all fans of Dixie products that the Colorado manufacturing team is currently in the process of reformulating our Orange and Peppermint flavored products with an entirely new essential oil which will meet all of the required specifications."
The DEH and Dixie are asking any consumers who have purchased the recalled products to email a photo of the products and compliance labels to [email protected]; in response, they'll receive instructions regarding a credit from Dixie or the dispensary from which the products were purchased.