The Meals Security Authority of Eire has issued an pressing recall for weight reduction capsules following quite a lot of fatalities.
The load loss capsules had been offered on-line by way of the web site ‘www.FatBurney.com’ and comprise the extremely poisonous industrial chemical 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) which isn’t meant for human consumption.
“2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) is a extremely poisonous industrial chemical with official makes use of, however it’s not meant for human consumption. DNP is a yellow powder, usually put into capsules earlier than being offered to the buyer as a fats loss assist,” reads a press release issued by the FSAI.
“Following an intelligence led investigation by the FSAI, in cooperation with different State companies, a amount of capsules containing DNP had been seized. These capsules had been made accessible by way of the web site www.FatBurney.com”
The FSAI went on to warn of the risks of DNP: “2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) has been abused as a ‘fats burner’ to attain speedy weight reduction by way of accelerating the metabolism. Its use has severe and unpredictable unwanted effects, with quite a lot of fatalities recorded.”
The FSAI has suggested shoppers NOT to eat any DNP capsules obtained by way of this web site or any related social media web site.
— FoodSafetyAuthority (@FSAIinfo)
February 1, 2021