Sainsbury’s recalls a range of its pet food pouch selections due to high levels of Vitamin D

28 Ebrill 2018

Sainsbury’s is recalling a selection of its pet food pouch selections because they may contain high levels of vitamin D which exceed the maximum recommended intake.

Product details

Adult Complete Nutrition in Jelly

Product code 7855462
Pack size 12x100g
Best before All dates

Adult Complete Nutrition in Gravy

Product code 7855469
Pack size 48x100g
Best before All dates

Adult Fine Flakes in Jelly (meat/fish varieties)

Product code 7857292
Pack size 12x100g
Best before All dates

Adult Fine Flakes in Jelly

Product code 7857294
Pack size 48x100g
Best before All dates

Adult Complete Nutrition in Gravy

Product code 7855472
Pack size 12x100g
Best before All dates

Senior Complete Nutrition in Gravy

Product code 7855474
Pack size 12x100g
Best before All dates

Puppy Complete Nutrition in Gravy

Product code 7857261
Pack size 12x100g
Best before All dates

Adult Farmhouse Kitchen in Gravy

Product code 7857266
Pack size 12x100g
Best before All dates

Adult Farmhouse Kitchen in Jelly

Product code 7857266
Pack size 12x100g
Best before All dates

Adult Fine Flakes in Jelly (meat varieties)

Product code 7857283
Pack size 12x100g
Best before All dates

Adult Fine Flakes in Broth

Product code 7857285
Pack size 12x100g
Best before All dates

No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

High levels of vitamin D fed to a pet over a short period (weeks/months) should not cause concern. Over a longer period of feeding with excessive levels of vitamin D, symptoms can vary, but may include lethargy, stiffness, vomiting, diarrhoea or excessive urination (polyuria).

Action taken by the company

Sainsbury’s is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought any of the products. Please see the attached notice. The company will also be contacting customers who have bought the affected products wherever possible.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above pet foods you should stop feeding your pet with these products and return the food to where you bought it for a full refund. If you have concerns that your pet may be showing symptoms of illness after eating one of the affected products then you should seek immediate veterinary advice.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-25-2018