Recall Statement from Fold Hill Foods Ltd.

PRODUCT RECALL – DRY CAT FOOD

Cat Food from Applaws, Pets at Home & Sainsbury’s Ranges is Recalled

For Immediate Release

Product Recall

Dry cat food manufacturer, Fold Hill Foods Ltd, has recalled the following dry cat food products: Food Standards Agency Recall List

No other Fold Hill Food products are known to be affected

Manufactured by Fold Hill Foods Ltd, Old Leake, Lade Bank, Boston, PE22 9RJ. Site code GB218E5009.

What has happened

Following reports from the Food and Veterinary authorities of serious health related issues in cats that may or may not be related to diet, Fold Hill Foods Ltd has issued a recall of the above cat food products which it manufactures as a precautionary measure.  We continue to offer assistance to the Food & Veterinary Authorities to identify what the issue is.

This health issue has been identified by the Food & Veterinary Authorities to only affect cats and does not affect any other pets.   

What you need to do

If you have bought any of the above products you should stop feeding them to your cat. Please return them to the retailer you purchased them from for a full refund. For further guidance, please contact the relevant customer service teams detailed below:

If you have bought an AVA product contact www.petsathome.com and fill out the contact form on the help page or live chat. If you have bought an Applaws product contact www.applaws.com/uk/contact-us. If you have bought a Sainsbury’s product contact www.sainsburys.co.uk/help or their Customer Careline on 0800 636262. If cat owners are concerned about the health of their pet then they should seek immediate advice from their vet.

Statement from Fold Hill Foods Ltd:

Ben Mankertz, General Manager for Fold Hill Foods Ltd: “We are alarmed and deeply saddened to learn of reports from the Food & Veterinary Authorities of some health issues in cats.  As cat owners ourselves, we fully understand how upsetting and stressful this situation is for families and although diet has not been confirmed as the cause, we would prefer to act now to ensure the absolute safety of cats. As one of the leading pet food manufacturers in the UK, ensuring your pet’s safety is our priority and therefore we have chosen to recall the ranges of cat food that we manufacture for the brands who have been identified. We feel this is the safest course of action until an exact cause of the issue has been found.”

Statement from PFMA:

Michael Bellingham, PFMA Chief Executive, advises: “The health and well-being of pets is the top priority, and we fully support this recall. We understand the concern this will cause cat owners and we would like to reassure them that a thorough, top to bottom investigation is underway to determine the cause.”