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Fold Hill Foods to resume production on three recalled pet brands

Cat food from Applaws, Pets at Home and Sainsbury’s, which the group manufactured, were recalled while the Food Standards Agency (FSA) carried out the investigation

Fold Hill Foods has said it will resume production of three products, which were recalled on a precautionary basis by the group following a rise in cases of feline pancytopenia. 

Cat food from Applaws, Pets at Home and Sainsbury’s, which the group manufactured, were recalled while the Food Standards Agency (FSA) carried out the investigation. 

Fold Hill said that following “extensive testing” and “independent expert analysis”, the FSA did not identify a “causative link between pancytopenia and the cat food products recalled by the group”. 

It is understood that over 300 cats have died since the sudden rise in the disease over a month ago. The Royal Veterinary College is currently carrying out an investigation regarding the outbreak. 

Fold Hill Foods said: “We understand the investigation will continue to investigate other potential causes of the pancytopenia cases, including non-feed related causes, with a multi-agency approach. As no causative link has been identified, Fold Hill Foods is working with its local authority to resume production of the three recalled brands.

“As cat owners ourselves, we fully understand how upsetting and stressful this ongoing situation is and that an urgent need remains to establish why there has been an increase in cases of pancytopenia in the UK.”

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