Sainsbury’s and Pets at Home Recall Dry Cat Foods Due to Link to Outbreak of Life-threatening Feline Disease

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Sainsbury’s and Pets at Home Recall Dry Cat Foods Due to Link to Outbreak of Life-threatening Feline Disease


Sainsbury’s and Pets at Home are among retailers removing dry cat food from their shelves due to a potential link to a fatal feline disease.

The FSA and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have warned cat owners not to give their pets dry food made in the name of the brands by manufacturer Fold Hill Foods , as a precaution.

It occurs after an outbreak of feline pancytopenia, a disease that can often be fatal in cats.

More than 130 cases of the rare disease have been recorded since April this year, the FSA said.

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The warning comes after more than 130 cases of feline pancytopenia were recorded in April

Pancytopenia is a rare disease in which the number of blood cells (red, white, and platelets) decreases rapidly, causing serious illness.

The FSA said the current outbreak of pancytopenia was potentially linked to specific cat food products, which were being recalled.

But he added that there was “no evidence to suggest that this epidemic poses a risk to human health.”

The government is working with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the Animal Plant and Health Agency, as well as with UK authorities and the pet food supply chain to investigate a possible link between specific cat food products and feline pancytopenia.

A government spokesperson said: “There is no definitive evidence to confirm a link at this point.

“No unsafe cat food has been identified, but the manufacturer and affected brand owners, based on investigations to date, are taking precautionary action by recalling and removing cat food products that have been linked to the affected cats. “

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Sainsbury’s is among the leading retailers to recall cat food

Cat owners are urged to purchase alternative pet foods and seek immediate help if their pet has eaten any of the recalled products and is not feeling well.

Products from Sainsbury’s Hypoallergenic Recipe line and Pets at Home’s Ava line are being recalled, Fold Hill Foods said.

Applaws products, which are sold by Amazone and other pet food stores, can also be dangerous.

Fold Hill Foods said pet safety was its top priority, explaining how the recall was the “safest course of action” until an exact cause was identified.

General Manager Ben Mankertz said: “As cat owners we fully understand how upsetting and stressful this situation is for families and although diet has not been confirmed to be the cause, we would prefer act now to keep cats absolutely safe. “

A spokesperson for Pets at Home also said the health and welfare of pets was its “top priority”, adding: “This is a precautionary measure while further investigations are carried out. and we are working closely with the FSA, RVC and the industry at large to determine the cause.

“In the meantime, our colleagues in the store are on hand to help customers choose a suitable alternative. “

The recalled products are:

Sainsbury’s :

Sainsburys Hypoallergenic Recipe Complete kibble for cats with salmon 1 + years 800g

Sainsburys Hypoallergenic Recipe Complete kibble for cats with chicken 1+ years 800g

Pets at home:

Ava Chaton Chicken 300g and 2kg

Ava Adult Chicken 300g, 2kg and 4kg

Ava Adult Fish 2kg

Ava Mature Chicken 7+ 2kg and 4kg

Ava Senior Chicken 12+ 2kg

Ava Sensitive Skin & Stomach 1.5kg

Ava weight management 1.5kg

Ava Hairball 1.5kg

Ava Oral Care 1.5kg

Ava British Shorthair 1.5kg

Ava Persan 1.5kg

Ava Maine Coon 1.5kg

Applaws Products (Expiration date between December 2022 and June 2023 with a site reference code GB218E5009):

Applaws Cat Dry Chicken 400g, 2kg et 7.5kg

Applaws Cat Dry Senior Poulet 400g, 2kg et 7.5kg

Applaws Cat Dry Chicken & Salmon 400g, 2kg and 7.5kg

Applaws Kitten Dry Chicken 400g, 2kg et 7.5kg

Applaws Cat Dry Chicken & Lamb 400g, 2kg and 7.5kg

Applaws Cat Dry Poulet & Canard 400g, 2kg et 7.5kg

Applaws Cat Dry Ocean Fish 350g, 1.8kg et 6kg



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