Recall of Weight Loss Capsules containing 2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP) sold online
Monday, 01 February 2021
|Category 1:||For Action|
|Product Identification:||Any weight loss capsules obtained from the website www. FatBurney.com 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. FatBurney.com
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. FatBurney.com
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.
Do NOT consume any DNP capsules obtained via this website or any associated social media site.