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Update from the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland following the rise in cases of feline pancytopenia

This update follows on from our previous publication (01 July 2021) on advice to cat owners following the rise in cases of feline pancytopenia.

The presence of mycotoxins has been identified in a small number of samples of the recalled cat food tested to date. Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins produced by certain moulds.

Mycotoxins are widely found in some types of feed and food and do not, in themselves, indicate they are the cause of feline pancytopenia.

The business, FSA and other regulators continue to investigate including undertaking wider sampling and also broader screening for any possible toxins.

The FSA’s product recall notice details all the affected products that were recalled by the business as a precaution on 17 June. We are urging cat owners to check the list of products, stop feeding them to their cats and return them to the store they purchased them from.

Previous advice to cat owners following the rise in cases of feline pancytopenia (01 July 2021)