Last updated on 18 October 2013
FSA issues OxyElite Pro warning
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is warning people not to consume a food supplement product called OxyElite Pro, after it was linked to a number of cases of hepatitis in the US.
The supplement is produced by USP Labs LLC of Dallas, Texas, and sold in the UK through the internet.
The FSA was alerted to warnings by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the product after 29 people became ill in Hawaii from acute non-viral hepatitis, a type of hepatitis not caused by viral infection, which lasts up to six months. The FDA reported that one person died and two required liver transplants.
No cases of illness have been reported in the UK, but the FSA advises consumers not to take this product.