FDA Issues Warning on Diamond Shruumz-Brand Chocolate Bars, Cones, and Gummies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an urgent advisory warning consumers and retailers against eating, selling, or serving any flavor of Diamond Shruumz-brand products. This includes their Chocolate Bars, Cones, and Gummies. The advisory follows a series of illnesses linked to these products.

The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with America’s Poison Centers and state and local partners, are investigating these cases. As of June 10, 2024, twelve illnesses have been reported across eight states: Alabama (1), Arizona (4), Indiana (2), Kentucky (1), Missouri (1), Nevada (1), Pennsylvania (1), and South Carolina (1). All affected individuals sought medical attention, and ten were hospitalized. Thankfully, no deaths have been reported.

Products Under Investigation

The advisory covers all flavors of the following Diamond Shruumz-brand products:

  • Microdosing Chocolate Bars
  • Infused Cones
  • Micro Dose and Macro Dose Gummies
Symptoms Reported

People who became ill after consuming these products experienced severe symptoms such as seizures, central nervous system depression (including loss of consciousness, confusion, and sleepiness), agitation, abnormal heart rates, high or low blood pressure, nausea, and vomiting.

Retail Locations Affected

Diamond Shruumz-brand products can be purchased both online and in retail stores nationwide, including smoke and vape shops and retailers that sell hemp-derived products like cannabidiol (CBD) or delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC). The exact list of retailers is not currently available. The FDA advises against purchasing or consuming any flavor of these products from any location at this time.

Current Status

The investigation is ongoing. The FDA plans to provide updates as more information becomes available.

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Recommendations for Consumers and Retailers
  1. Consumers: Do not eat, sell, or serve any flavor of Diamond Shruumz-brand Chocolate Bars, Cones, or Gummies. Check your home for these products and discard them if found. Parents and caregivers should discuss this advisory with their children, as these products may appeal to younger people.
  2. Retailers: Stop selling or distributing these products immediately. Hold them in a secure location until further instructions on how to return or dispose of them safely are provided.
  3. Medical Advice: If you feel ill after consuming these products, contact your healthcare provider or call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. Inform them you have recently consumed Diamond Shruumz-brand products. Healthcare providers should report these illnesses to local health departments or the Poison Help Line.
Why This Matters
  1. Public Health: Immediate action is necessary to prevent further illnesses. Quick identification and removal of these products can help protect public health.
  2. Consumer Awareness: This advisory raises awareness about potential risks associated with certain edible products, particularly those marketed as candy but containing harmful substances.
  3. Regulatory Actions: The ongoing investigation will likely lead to stricter regulations and improved safety protocols for edible products, especially those containing cannabinoids.
Diamond Shruumz Products: Safeguarding Consumers from Health Risks

The FDA’s swift action in issuing this advisory aims to prevent further illnesses linked to Diamond Shruumz-brand Chocolate Bars, Cones, and Gummies. As the investigation continues, both consumers and retailers must remain vigilant and follow the FDA’s recommendations to ensure public safety. The findings from this case may lead to significant changes in how edible products are regulated and monitored, ultimately protecting consumers from potential health risks.

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