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Posted June 16, 2019

"Immune Support" Throat Sprays Recalled

On June 13 2019, APS BioGroup, Inc. issued a recall of four "immune support" throat sprays because they have the potential to be contaminated with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, a bacteria that can cause respiratory infection, particularly in individuals with weakened immune systems.

The recalled sprays were distributed nationwide and in Switzerland. They were sold on websites including, directly to customers, and in the following retail stores: Sprouts #205 (Claremont, California), Sprouts #020 (Tempe, Arizona) and Healthy Habit Health Foods (Phoenix, Arizona).

The sprays contain peptides derived from bovine colostrum and are labeled with statements such as "Immune Balancing Polypeptide Oral Spray," "Colostrum Immune Concentrate," and "Polypeptide Supplement With Naturally Occurring Bioactive Peptides." They are packaged in 5 oz. plastic spray bottles and can be identified by the following:
  • Sovereign Laboratories Viralox, Lot # 9068, UPC #8 63784 00015 0, Expiration Date: 04/2021

  • Pure Research Products DPS Throat Spray, Lot # 9068, UPC #8 55602 00021 3, Expiration Date: 04/2021

  • NuMedica Immuno PRP Spray, Lot # 9068, UPC #8 12527 01176 2, Expiration Date: 04/2021

  • Nutrasumma Immulox, Lot # 9068, UPC #1 82863 000064 6, Expiration Date: 04/2021
Consumers who have purchased these products should immediately stop using them. They may also contact the company identified on the label to return the product and for an immediate refund.

See related recalls and warnings:

Homeopathic Oral Sprays Recalled Due to Possible Bacterial Contamination

Homeopathic Remedies Contaminated With Bacteria

King Bio Homeopathic Product Recall Expanded

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Certain Liquid Multis, Vitamin D, and Other Supplements Due to Potential Bacterial Contamination

To read the complete recall, use the link below.