Hill’s Pet Nutrition is recalling certain packs of cat food pouches because there are high levels of iron present in the pet food as a result of an error by an ingredient supplier, according to the Food Standards Agency.
The Agency is advising owners and retailers to issue the product recall as too much iron may cause digestive upset.
The FSA advised 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 percent Satisfaction Guarantee.
“Do not feed it to your cat, and consult a veterinarian in case of concern.”
In response Hill’s Pet Nutrition a notice stating: “Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling specific manufacturing batches of the singleserving cat food pouches identified by date codes listed below. Due to an error by an ingredient supplier, the products contain high levels of iron.
“The issue in the United Kingdom is limited to the products and date codes listed. No other date codes of these product or other Hill’s products in the United Kingdom are affected by the recall.
“The recalled products should have been removed from store shelves so that what is currently available on shelf is safe to feed as intended.”
“At Hill’s we take great pride in the quality and safety of our pet food products. We deeply regret this situation occurred and can assure you that we are working with our suppliers to further improve product safety procedures and prevent a similar mistake from happening again.”
For a full list of products affected visit www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/news/2016/15139/hills-pet-nutrition-recalls-cat-food-pouches