FSA’s DNP campaign gets ESSNA backing

A new Food Standards Agency campaign that urges “help prevent another death from DNP” has won the backing of sports nutrition body the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA).

The FSA campaign has been prompted by the recent deaths of several young people after they had taken the ‘fat burning’ substance 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP).

Chris Whitehouse, ESSNA General Secretary, said: “The Food Standards Agency’s campaign against DNP is very welcome. DNP is a chemical, plain and simple. It has nothing to do with either sport or nutrition, and should not be available to the public in any form. It is unacceptable that products containing DNP are available over the internet, and we hope the FSA’s campaign will help crack down on sites that are peddling illegal products that could potentially put consumers’ lives at risk.

“We urge all consumers to be very careful about the content of the products they are purchasing, to stick to legitimate sports nutrition products, and make sure they are buying from reputable retailers and manufacturers.”