Applaws, AVA & by Sainsbury’s Cat Food Recall Update [UK]


Applaws, AVA and by Sainsbury’s Cat Food Recall [UK]

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UK FlagUK/London: Fold Hill Foods, a Boston, Lincolnshire, England establishment, updates its existing recall for certain batch/lots of Applaws, AVA and by Sainsbury’s Cat Food products from the British marketplace to include all best-before dates for Applaws products with the site code GB218E5009.

The original recall notification was initiated due to suspected Pancytopenia infection and consequential risks of Anemia (low levels of red blood cells), Leukopenia (low levels of white blood cells and/or Thrombocytopenia (low platelet levels), all serious health and safety situations requiring immediate veterinary intervention.

FSA: http://ht.ly/7qMp30rN5Iq

Direct link: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-36-2021-update-1

Additional information:
The UK Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) reports the following Cat Food products are subject to recall:

  • Applaws Cat Dry Chicken & Duck Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 400 gram, 2 kilogram and 7.5 kilogram packages, a batch/lot code of GB218E5009 and a best-before date of December 2022 to June 2023
  • Applaws Cat Dry Chicken & Lamb Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 400 gram, 2 kilogram and 7.5 kilogram packages, a batch/lot code of GB218E5009 and a best-before date of December 2022 to June 2023
  • Applaws Cat Dry Chicken & Salmon Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 400 gram, 2 kilogram and 7.5 kilogram packages, a batch/lot code of GB218E5009 and a best-before date of December 2022 to June 2023
  • Applaws Cat Dry Chicken Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 400 gram, 2 kilogram and 7.5 kilogram packages, a batch/lot code of GB218E5009 and a best-before date of December 2022 to June 2023
  • Applaws Cat Dry Ocean Fish Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 350 gram, 1.8 kilogram and 6 kilogram packages, a batch/lot code of GB218E5009 and a best-before date of December 2022 to June 2023
  • Applaws Cat Dry Senior Chicken Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 400 gram, 2 kilogram and 7.5 kilogram packages, a batch/lot code of GB218E5009 and with a best-before date of December 2022 to June 2023
  • Applaws Kitten Dry Chicken Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 400 gram, 2 kilogram and 7.5 kilogram packages, a batch/lot code of GB218E5009 and a best-before date of December 2022 to June 2023
  • AVA Adult Chicken Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 300 gram, 2 kilogram and 4 kilogram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • AVA Adult Fish Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 2 kilogram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • AVA Adult Mature Chicken 7+ Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 2 kilogram and 4 kilogram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • AVA British Shorthair Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 1.5 kilogram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • AVA Hairball Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 1.5 kilogram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • AVA Kitten Chicken Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 300 gram and 2 kilogram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • AVA Maine Coon Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 1.5 kilogram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • AVA Oral Care Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 1.5 kilogram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • AVA Persian Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 1.5 kilogram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • AVA Senior Chicken 12+ Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 2 kilogram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • AVA Sensitive Skin & Stomach Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 1.5 kilogram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • AVA Weight Management Cat Food, sold, marketed and delivered in 1.5 kilogram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • by Sainsbury’s Hypoallergenic Recipe Complete Dry Cat Food with Chicken 1+ Years, sold, marketed and delivered in 800 gram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes
  • by Sainsbury’s Hypoallergenic Recipe Complete Dry Cat Food with Salmon 1+ Years, sold, marketed and delivered in 800 gram packages; affected batch/lots: all date codes

==> No barcodes, EANs item numbers, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Pet Foods can be found on the Web site above.

According to the FSA, Fold Hill Foods has recalled certain batch/lots of Applaws, AVA and by Sainsbury’s Cat Food products from the British marketplace due to suspected Pancytopenia. As a direct result of this suspected defect, you should not serve the recalled Pet Foods identified above.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Applaws, AVA and by Sainsbury’s Cat Food products, please do not feed them to your pet(s). Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. Wash down all prep surfaces, serving implements and serving bowls with a bleach/water mixture; rinse well with lots of hot soapy water.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-9-9, your closest veterinary emergency centre equipped to properly treat Pancytopenia.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact the appropriate company during normal business hours British Standard Time, Monday to Friday, as follows:

  • If you have bought an AVA product, please contact the company on the Web at http://www.petsathome.com and complete the contact form on the Help Page or Livechat with the online operator.
  • If you have bought an Applaws product, please contact the company on the Web at http://www.applaws.com/uk/contact-us.
  • If you have bought a Sainsbury’s product, please contact the company on the Web at http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/help or on its Customer Careline on 0800 636262.

==> If you are concerned about the health of your pet, please seek immediate advice from your veterinary clinic.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Pet Foods, please search for “animals” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Anemia hazards, please search for “Anemia” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Leukopenia hazards, please search for “Leukopenia” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Thrombocytopenia hazards, please search for “Thrombocytopenia” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Fold Hill Foods, please search for “Fold Hill” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Applaws, please search for “Applaws” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by AVA, please search for “AVA” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Sainsbury’s, please search for “Sainsbury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
FSA Ref: FSA-PRIN-36-2021-update-1
Recalls Direct RIN: 14649-2021
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