A warning to avoid food supplements called OxyElite Pro and Versa 1 has been issued by the Wrexham Public Protection Service.
Following an alert from the Food Standards Agency (FSA), Wrexham Public Protection Service is warning people not to consume a food supplement products called OxyElite Pro and Versa 1. OxyElite Pro has been linked to a number of cases of hepatitis in the US.
The supplements are 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.
These products may be found on internet sales sites or at premises such as gyms, health, and beauty outlets and other small independent retail outlets handling food supplements. Local businesses will be contacted to alert them to the dangers of this product. If anyone is aware of these products being on sale locally or has purchased these products they should contact the Service on 01978 292045.