Kangs Solicitors are defending a client charged, alongside others, of supplying DNP for human consumption, which the prosecution claims resulted in a person’s death.

Frances Murray of Kangs Solicitors comments on the on-going trial at Inner London Crown Court following an investigation by the Food Standards Agency.

What Is DNP? | Foods Standard Agency Defence Solicitors

2,4 dinitophenal, more commonly known as DNP, is an industrial chemical that has become a popular weight loss supplement amongst bodybuilders and those with eating disorders.

This product was historically used as a weight loss product in the 1930s, but resulted in a number of deaths and other health effects.

There have been at least sixty two reported deaths from DNP.  The chemical is not deemed suitable for human consumption.

The Allegations | Kangs Criminal Defence Team

The Prosecution alleges that the defendants set up various companies for the sale and supply of DNP via the internet thereby committing an offence contrary to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) 178/2002 and Regulation 19 of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.

The defendants are alleged to have caused the death of a person which is strongly denied by all defendants.

The defendants are charged with both gross negligence manslaughter and unlawful act manslaughter.

The trial continues.

How Can We Help You? | Kangs National Regulatory Solicitors

We frequently defend both companies and individuals subject to investigation and prosecution by the Food Standards Agency.

Cases of this nature require a legal team with specialist knowledge and extensive experience as they invariably involve complex legal issues.

If you are being investigated by the Food Standards Agency or any other authority we are able to assist with all stages from interview through to trial.

We have extensive experience of dealing with cases investigated and prosecuted by all the major prosecuting authorities such as the SFO, FCA, HMRC,CPS,Trading Standards,Environmentnc Agency,Food Standards Agency etc.

Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors

If you are an individual or a company, we are here to assist you manage your contact with the prosecuting authority and advise you on any criminal proceedings.

Our team of solicitors has a proven track record assisting individuals and businesses facing the prospect of these criminal proceedings.

Our expert team of Solicitors can be contacted through the following:

Hamraj Kang
hkang@kangssolicitors.co.uk
07976 258171 | 020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888

John Veale
jveale@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Frances Murray
fmurray@kangssolicitors.co.uk
020 7936 6396 | 07989 521219 (24 hour emergency number)