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FDA Warns Against Eating Microdosing Chocolate Bars After Illnesses

Six people have been hospitalized with symptoms including seizures and abnormal heart rates.

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Diamond Shruumz

The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with America’s Poison Centers and state and local partners, are investigating a series of illnesses associated with eating Diamond Shruumz-brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars.

As of June 7, 2024, a total of eight confirmed illnesses have been reported from four states including AZ (4), IN (2), NV (1), and PA (1). All eight people have reported seeking medical care; six have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. FDA is working to determine the cause of these illnesses and is considering the appropriate next steps. More information will be provided as it becomes available.   

Symptoms reported by people who became ill after eating Diamond Shruumz-brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars include a variety of severe symptoms such as seizures, central nervous system depression (loss of consciousness, confusion, sleepiness), agitation, abnormal heart rates, hyper/hypotension, nausea, and vomiting.

Diamond Shruumz- brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars can be purchased online and in person at a variety of retail locations nationwide including smoke/vape shops, and at retailers variety of retail locations nationwide including smoke/vape shops, and at retailers that sell hemp-derived products such as cannabidiol (CBD) or delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC).

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

  • Consumers should not eat, sell, or serve any flavor of Diamond Shruumz-brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars, and should discard them.   
  • Consumers should check their homes and discard these products if found.  
  • This product may appeal to children and teenagers as it is marketed as a candy. Parents and caregivers should consider discussing the information in this advisory with their children and take extra care to avoid this product being consumed by younger people.
  • Retailers should not sell or distribute Diamond Shruumz-brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars and should hold the product in a secure location until additional instructions can be provided on how to return or safely dispose of the product.
  • If you become ill after consuming these chocolate bars, please contact your healthcare provider and/or call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.  Let them know you have recently consumed the Diamond Shruumz-brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars.
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