SnoreStop NasoSpray recalled due to microbial contamination
A microbial contamination known as Providencia rettgeri was recently discovered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Green Pharmaceuticals’s SnoreStop NasoSpray. The recalled sprays were sold in 0.3 FL OZ (9ml) bottles, and shipped to retailers nationwide.
Lot # 2373/21222
Typically, a microbial organism such as Providencia rettgeri wouldn’t be of much concern for humans, especially young, and healthy adults. Healthy individuals that are not immunocompromised usually have less severe reactions and respond well to treatment. Small children, the elderly, and those that are immunocompromised though are at much greater risk. Providencia rettgeri for these groups could lead to “severe or life-threatening adverse events such as bacteremia/sepsis, pneumonia, invasive fungal rhinosinusitis, or disseminated fungal infection.” as the FDA explains.
Remember, these NasoSprays were shipped to health food stores nationwide and sold online. If you’re wondering if your SnoreStop is part of the recall, instructions have been provided by Green Pharmaceuticals to help you identify it. Part of the lot number, 2373, is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the bottle. The other number, 21222, is on a sticker on the outer packaging.
Green Pharmaceuticals has notified retailers of the recalls and customers of the recall. According to the FDA, they’re [Green Pharmaceuticals} arranging for “return and replacement of all recalled products.” So far, no illnesses have been reported related to this recall.
To read the post in its entirety on the FDA’s website, click here: https://bit.ly/3Aa0Raj