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

Monday, 1 February 2021

Summary
Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:

2021.15

Product:

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

Message:

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. 

 

Action Required:

Consumers:

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