Recall: Hill’s Pet Nutrition cat food pouches (pet food)

Update – 28 June 2016

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is updating its recall of cat food pouches (pet food) to include an additional product.

hillsProduct description: Science Plan Feline 11+ Healthy Ageing Chicken & with Salmon Multi Pack
Pack size: 12 x 85g
SKU code: 2190V
Expiry date code: September 2017

The earliest this product was available for sale in the United Kingdom and Ireland is May 2016.

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% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Do not feed it to your cat, and consult a veterinarian in case of concern.

May 2016

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. 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.

Risk: Iron is an essential nutrient in a cat’s diet but too much iron may cause digestive upset. If fed as the sole source of nutrition, this may have a more serious health effect, including diarrhoea and vomiting.

Product details

  • Product description:  Science Plan Feline Adult Light Ocean Fish
  • Pack size: 12 x 85g
  • SKU code: 2109PA
  • Expiry date code: July 2017
  • Product description:  Science Plan Feline Mature Ocean Fish
  • Pack size: 12 x 85g
  • SKU code: 2110PA
  • Expiry date code: October 2017
  • Product description:  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
  • Product description:  Science Plan Feline Mature Adult Favourite Selection Multipack 4
  • Pack size: 12 x 85g
  • SKU code: 2120V
  • Expiry date code: August 2017
  • Product description:  Prescription Diet Feline c/d Stress Reduced Calorie Chicken 4
  • Pack size: 12 x 85g
  • SKU code: 2742U
  • Expiry date code: September 2017
  • Product description: 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

Action taken by the company:  Hill’s Pet Nutrition, the pet food company which sells this product, 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.

A copy of the company’s communication can be found here.

No other date codes of these products or other Hill’s products are known to be affected. Related media

Advice to 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% Satisfaction Guarantee. Do not feed it to your cat, and consult a veterinarian in case of concern.

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