Natural Instinct has recalled its Wild Venison cat food in bags of 250g and 500g after it said the food was “not inspected in line with EU requirements”.
The pet food manufacturer said the food had not had an offal inspection “in line with legal requirements”. It said that the absence of the inspection “does not mean the product is unsafe”, however Natural Instinct said the product’s safety “cannot be confirmed”.
Natural Instinct said it had agreed with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to undertake the recall on packages with a best before date March 2019 until August 2019, the manufacturer said products sold after 11 December were not affected.
Pet owners that had purchased the product affected have been told not to feed their pets with it by Natural Instinct, who urged customers to return products to the store from which they were purchased in order to receive a full refund. Natural Instinct said that customers would not need to provide proof of purchase.
Natural Instinct apologised to consumers in a statement, which read: “Natural Instinct takes its obligations regarding food safety very seriously and requires its suppliers to comply with the appropriate legal requirements.”