BREAKING NEWS: Popular Pet Food Recalled Over Pet Safety Fears

It has been confirmed that a popular brand of pet food has recalled numerous products. Hill's, which is a brand stocked by many pet stores and veterinary clinics across the country, has moved to recall multiple pet food items.

A recall notice has been issued by the FSA who is responsible for monitoring the quality of animal foodstuffs for certain packs of Science Plan cat food pouches produced by Hill's Pet Nutrition.

The reason for the recall is that there are high levels of iron present in the cat food as a result of an error by an ingredient supplier.

Risk


Iron is an essential nutrient in a cat’s diet but too much iron may cause digestive upset. If fed as the sole source of nutrition, this may have a more serious health effect, including diarrhea and vomiting.

Product details



Product description: Science Plan Feline Adult Light Ocean Fish
Pack size: 12 x 85g
SKU code: 2109PA
Expiry date code: July 2017

Product description: Science Plan Feline Mature Ocean Fish
Pack size: 12 x 85g
SKU code: 2110PA
Expiry date code: October 2017

Product description: Science Plan Feline Adult Light Favourite Selection Multipack 4
Pack size: 12 x 85g
SKU code: 2119V
Expiry date code: April 2017 and July 2017

Product description: Science Plan Feline Mature Adult Favourite Selection Multipack 4
Pack size: 12 x 85g
SKU code: 2120V
Expiry date code: August 2017

Product description: Prescription Diet Feline c/d Stress Reduced Calorie Chicken 4
Pack size: 12 x 85g
SKU code: 2742U
Expiry date code: September 2017

Product description: Science Plan Feline Young Adult Sterilised Cat Multipack 4
Pack size: 12 x 85g
SKU code: 3766V
Expiry date code: June 2017 and October 2017

Action taken by the company


Hill’s Pet Nutrition, the pet food company which sells this product, has started a recall of the affected products in all countries where they have been placed on the market, including a recall from pet owners, distributors and wholesalers, in local language on its country websites.

This is as a precautionary measure following an error by an ingredient supplier, which resulted in 85g pouches being manufactured incorporating high levels of iron, some of which were packed into multi-packs with unaffected products.

No other date codes of these products or other Hill’s products are known to be affected.


Advice to consumers


If you have bought any of the listed products with the specified expiry dates, please return it to where you bought it for a full refund under Hill’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Do not feed it to your cat, and consult a veterinarian in case of concern.

About product recalls and withdrawals


If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).

The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food.

In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

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