UK woman probed over placenta smoothie

A British woman who makes smoothies from raw human placenta and fruit juice is under investigation by public health officials.

Kathryn Beale, 41, makes the drinks makes the drink for new mothers who have supplied her with their own placenta.

Miss Beale says she has voluntarily stopped making smoothies, which cost nearly $40 each, pending a visit from health officials to inspect hygiene standards but insists she operates safely. - AAP