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Hill’s Pet Nutrition recalls cat food pouches due to high levels of iron

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.

The Food Standards Agency has warned pet owners: "Your cat should not eat an affected product. The FSA is issuing this product recall notice because we are responsible for animal feed regulations and the enforcement of pet food labelling through local authorities."

The products concerned are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hill’s Pet Nutrition 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 multipacks with unaffected products.

In a statement the company said:

"Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling specific manufacturing batches of the single- serving cat food pouches identified by date codes listed below.

"Due to an error by an ingredient supplier, the products contain high levels of iron. Iron is an essential nutrient in a cat’s diet but too much iron may cause digestive upset, including diarrhoea and vomiting, and have more serious health effects.

"The issue in the United Kingdom is limited to the products and date codes listed below. No other date codes of these product or other Hill’s products in the United Kingdom are affected by the recall. If you have purchased the recalled product, do not feed it to your cat, and consult your veterinarian in case of concern.

"Also, if you have purchased any of the below listed products with the specified date codes, please return it to the place of purchase for a full refund under Hill’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

"The recalled products should have been removed from store shelves so that what is currently available on shelf is safe to feed as intended. If your product of choice is not available, store personnel can suggest a suitable alternative product or you can contact Hill’s at 0800 282 438 or email: for advice.

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."

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