Ionic pro says app is in debug mode while building with --prod

So I’ve started to use ionic pro to see if I can get the live deploy functionalities to work.
It seems to work but I have a odd issue.
When I deploy a new build to a channel I get the following message in my app:

The problem I am having is that I still get this message even if i build with the --prod flag.
So I am worried this message will also be visible when I deploy my app to the app store.

Does anyone noticed the same behaviour?
And does it go away if you release to the play or app store?

I have the same issue…

--prod is to produce an optimized build.
If you want a release build (for the stores), you also have to use --release.

But this only applies for lcoal building, no experience with Ionic Pro here, sorry.