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Recall of Weight Loss Capsules containing 2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP) sold online

Monday, 01 February 2021

Alert Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2021.15
Product Identification: Any weight loss capsules obtained from the website www. or associated social media sites 
Batch Code All batch codes, all best before dates
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Category 1 Food Alert for Action: seizure of 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) capsules from the website www.   


2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) is a highly toxic industrial chemical with legitimate uses, but it is not intended for human consumption. DNP is a yellow powder, often put into capsules before being sold to the consumer as a fat loss aid. Following an intelligence led investigation by the FSAI, in cooperation with other State agencies, a quantity of capsules containing DNP were seized. These capsules were made available via the website www.   

Nature Of Danger:

2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) has been abused as a ‘fat burner’ to achieve rapid weight loss through accelerating the metabolism. Its use has serious and unpredictable side effects, with a number of fatalities recorded.  

Action Required:


Do NOT consume any DNP capsules obtained via this website or any associated social media site.

Recall of Weight Loss Capsules containing 2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP) sold online